Portland man who collapsed on soccer field died of cardiac arrest

By Bob Albrecht, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: April 5, 2011, 7:20 PM

 

A Portland man who collapsed Sunday while playing soccer at Nautilus Field in Vancouver died of cardiac dysrhythmia, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Mohamud N. Bilal, 29, was transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. His heart was sent into cardiac arrest by strenuous physical activity.

Bilal collapsed Sunday at about 5:41 p.m. Firefighters were on scene at 5:45 p.m. Bystanders administered CPR until firefighters and an American Medical Response crew arrived.

There were about 30 players and 20 spectators at the field. Firefighters cut a lock on a gate to allow the ambulance to drive onto the field.

Bilal was a teacher’s aide with Beaverton Public Schools. He showed no underlying conditions, according to a report from the medical examiner’s office.