25 Apr 2014

Vidal suffers heart attack

10:04 am on 25 April 2014

Laurent Vidal, the French triathlete and fiancee of New Zealand Olympian Andrea Hewitt, is reportedly in an induced coma after suffering a heart attack during training near Montpellier, France.

According to the french newspaper Midi Libre, Vidal was training at the Fonquerne Sète pool when he felt chest pain, exited the water and then sought out help from employees at the pool.

Firefighters were called and Vidal then experienced cardiac arrest.

He was revived after a few minutes and regained consciousness.

He then was airlifted to a hospital in Montpellier.