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Referee dies after collapsing during junior match
ESPN Staff
May 12, 2014

Referee Peter Mills has died after collapsing during a junior game in Blenheim, New Zealand, on Saturday. Mr Mills, 62, collapsed after suffering a cardiac while officiating an under-13-and-a-half grade game.

Police Sergeant Jason Munro said that bystanders started CPR until ambulance crews arrived and took over, conducting CPR for a further 50 minutes. Sgt Munro said the ambulance crews could not resuscitate the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Mills, a semi-retired dairy farmer, had been a member of the Marlborough Rugby Referees Association for more than 30 years.

Tasman rugby chief executive Tony Lewis said that Mr Mills was a key part of the Marlborough referees association.

"Rugby's lost a bloody great fella," Lewis said.

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