Officers 'distraught' over man's death.
A POLICE officer told the Hillsborough inquests he and a colleague were "distraught" after they failed to revive a fan on the pitch.
The court heard evidence about Raymond Chapman, 50, right, a dad-of-two from Prenton.
He travelled to the match with friends including Steven Fox, 21, who also died in the disaster.
James Wright, a police sergeant in 1989, told the court he and police inspector Trevor Harvey had helped to carry a man they later identified as Raymond onto the pitch from the gate in pen three.
In a statement, he said: "We tried resuscitation for about two or three minutes, but it was apparent that the man was dead.
"As I stood up, I looked at Insp Harvey. He was obviously upset and distraught, and so was I."
He said a young man then approached the casualty and began mouth-tomouth.
He said: "I knew the man was dead, but knelt and again tried heart massage.
"After a minute or two, I told the youth that the man was dead.
"He started to cry and walked away."
The court heard Raymond was carried down to the Spion Kop end of the pitch.
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Oct 20, 2015|
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