Medical emergency halts EWU playoff game

Medical emergency halts EWU playoff game

A medical emergency caused the Eastern Washington University football game to be delayed on Saturday.

Near the end of the 4th quarter, emergency crews responded to a spectator in the stands having a medical emergency.

Mary Cullinan, President of Eastern Washington University sent out the following statement:

“On behalf of the Eastern Washington University community, I send my heartfelt support to the student athlete whose father suffered a medical emergency in the stands during the final minutes of Saturday’s football game in Cheney. Our thoughts are with the EWU student and his family during this very difficult time.

“I also am grateful to local emergency responders who quickly attended to the patient and performed CPR before transporting him to a Spokane hospital.

“EWU will not release the name or medical status of the individual involved without the consent of the family. Media inquiries regarding the status of the patient should go through EWU Deputy Police Chief Garry Gasseling at 509-359-6012.”