Emergency crews rush to aid of man
EMERGENCY services were called to the Emerald train station yesterday afternoon after a man was believed to have suffered a heart attack on The Spirit of the Outback train heading from Longreach to Rockhampton.
After a desperate attempt by attending officers to revive the man he was believed to have died at the scene.
Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics, fire and rescue officers, QRNational employees and local doctors who were called to the scene attended to the man on the train station platform.
Two ambulances and two fire trucks arrived transporting multiple officers to the scene, who worked frantically in an attempt to revive the man on the platform.
A couple travelling on the train at the time with the man witnessed the event and said he had been complaining about pain before going into cardiac arrest.
They said emergency services worked hard to get the man off the train before beginning CPR for a considerable amount of time.
The man was believed to have been travelling with his wife from Longreach to Brisbane.
Police attended the scene soon after 5pm.