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Indian Fan Hospitalised After Falling While Celebrating ICC Title Win
By CricShots - Jul 1, 2024 11:22 am
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The phrase “enjoy responsibly” isn’t just a catchphrase; it’s a crucial principle that everyone should follow, especially during celebrations. This was starkly highlighted just after India ended their 11-year wait for an ICC title with a thrilling seven-run win over South Africa in Barbados. However, the incident in question didn’t take place anywhere near Barbados. It occurred over 6500 kilometres away, in Queensbury, USA.

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An Indian fan fell from a pole

A man, in a bid to celebrate the victory, attempted to attach the Indian flag to a pole at the entrance of the Queensbury Underground Station. The scene quickly turned chaotic. Disturbing footage shared by The Sun revealed that as the man was affixing the flag, another person appeared to be assisting him. Suddenly, the man lost his grip and fell.

Around ten people standing on a circular platform below rushed to the edge, horrified as they saw him plummet into the crowd of cricket fans below. A spokesperson from the London Ambulance Service recounted that they received a call about the incident at Queensbury Station Parade in the evening.

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Emergency services were swiftly mobilized, deploying ambulance crews, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, an incident response officer, and even London’s Air Ambulance to the scene. The spokesperson further mentioned that the injured man received immediate treatment at the scene before being prioritized for transfer to a major trauma center.

 

“We were called at 7:36 pm on Saturday, 29 June, to reports of an incident at Queensbury Station Parade. Multiple resources were dispatched to the scene, including ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car, and an incident response officer. We also sent London’s Air Ambulance. We treated a man at the scene before taking him to a major trauma center as a priority,” the spokesperson from the London Ambulance Service told The Sun.

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As for the cricket match, India clinched victory against South Africa in a nail-biting finish. The Proteas were on the verge of winning, but Jasprit Bumrah and his teammates managed to turn the game around in the final moments. This thrilling conclusion was marked by Suryakumar Yadav’s stunning catch at the long-off boundary to dismiss David Miller, dashing South Africa’s last hope for a comeback.