A referee has died at an under-13s club rugby game in
Sergeant Jason Munro of Blenheim Police said the 62-year-old
man collapsed about ten minutes into refereeing the game
around 10am at Lansdowne Park.
Bystanders and ambulance staff attempted resuscitation for
about 50 minutes but were unable to revive him and he died at
"He was well-known and well-respected and it was obviously
distressing for everybody," Mr Munro said.
The death has been referred to the coroner.
- Matthew Theunissen of The Herald on Sunday