Athlete Niels Van Doorne (29) from Wingene has unexpectedly died after a Saturday night of laughter had become.
Last year it was Van Doorne already unwell and then there was a device implanted into his heart permanently monitorde. Everything seemed in order, says his trainer Andy Inghelbrecht of athletics historic woodland Athletics Club (HAC).
Saturday night was the athlete again unwell. His girlfriend called the emergency services and tried to him to revive him, but all the help came too late. What exactly happened is unclear.
His trainer, but also all the other members of the club, are excited by the sudden death of their ploegmakker. “Friday, he had been trained well. Everything seemed in order. Niels had some stress with a project at work. He worked as an engineer at a construction company in Loppem. Therefore he gave forfait for the CrossCup Roeselare, Sunday. Next Sunday, he could walk in Oudenaarde. But Sunday morning called Elien with the terrible news. Niels was suddenly died. A bolt from the blue’, says Greet Meulemeester, president of the club.
Niels Van Doorne was previously a footballer. He played more in Kanegem in provincial. Since a few years he started to walk away.