Man dies after suffering heart attack while jogging in MacRitchie Nature Trail

A man in his 50’s was found lying on the ground along the MacRitchie Nature Trail, close to the MacRitchie Nature Trail (SICC) last Saturday (Aug 12) morning.

He was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he later died, having suffered from cardiac arrest, reports The Straits Times

Another jogger, Mr Patrick Yap, told The Straits Times that he had spotted the man lying on the ground from a distance, just as he was about to complete his run. 

He said:

“I just happened to pass SICC, and saw from afar that there was a man lying on the green patch of grass, just beside the running path.”

He, together with another female jogger, attended to him, but found him unresponsive. 

Mr Yap then called for an ambulance, after which another family stopped to help. 

He added that they did not attempt CPR as the man’s heart was still beating at first.

However, Mr Yap realised that two to three minutes later, the man had stopped breathing.

They started compressions on the victim, and shouted for a staff who was passing by on a buggy to get the AED (automated external defibrillator).

The man was unconscious when conveyed to an ambulance. 

In response to media query, a spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that they were alerted the case at 240 Sime Road, at 11.05am.

A fire bike and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene, and the man was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment.