Padel court at El Vivero club in Badajoz

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has died suddenly while playing in a padel tennis tournament. 

The man, from Malaga, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at the El Vivero club in Badajoz on Friday.

According to witnesses, the unnamed man became dizzy on court and fell to the ground as other players rushed to aid him.

A doctor, who happened to be at the tournament, tried to help the player, but he died before the ambulance arrived.

The Malagueño had just moved to Palencia six months prior after accepting a job at the treasury.

The tennis club has a defibrillator on site but it was not enough to save the man.

His body has been transfered to the Forensic Anatomical Institute of Badajoz for an autopsy.

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