An average-aged man suffered cardiac arrest, slumped and died while dancing at a function in Rivers State recently.
In a video that has gone viral, the man, who, obviously was a good dancer, was seen dancing with delectable dance steps and expertly wriggling his waist the way only Niger Delta women do, to the admiration of other guests at the function.
It was gathered that the man was a community leader in Andoni community in Rivers State.
He must have been entertaining the other guests at the event because the deceased was the only one on the dance floor, with guests keenly watching and clapping.
The dancing and corresponding applauding continued until the man suddenly slumped and lay spread-eagled on the floor. The man tried raising his upper body and later, his arm twice without success, maybe trying to call for help.
Thinking it was all part of the dance, the guests kept watching and waiting to see what dance step the smooth dancer was going to make next.
It was only after the man did not make any move to get up, neither was he shaking his body that guests began to suspect something was amiss that a male guest took the courageous step forward to find out if all was well with the man.
Three other men joined the first man. It was when they tried to lift and sit the man up that they discovered something was wrong. The men thereafter carried him out only to find out the man was dead!
When contacted, as to what could possibly have caused the man’s death, a doctor attached to Red Cross International, who pleaded anonymity, said the death could have been due to an interplay of several factors.
According to the medic, the man may have been hypertensive, he may have had one drink too many.
The dancing he was involved in, is exercise and if he is not into regular exercising, that may have stressed him. On top of all of these, there may have been shortage of of oxygen supply to the organs. Any, or all of these may have led to his death.
If people around had known the man was dying and promptly applied cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), they would have saved his life.
The CPR simply involves clenching both fists and using same to repeatedly press the chest. The process is assisting the heart pump oxygen to the organs, particularly the brain, through aided blood circulation.
Nigerdeltaconnect advises that it is extremely important that people should be heath-conscious at all times and check their vital statistics regularly, expecially those with health conditions. People who are on regular medication, must ensure they take their medication as and when due.