University of Lincoln student died five days after collapsing in Lincoln's Ritzy nightclub
Door staff did not attempt CPR on a student until six minutes after he collapsed in a Lincoln nightclub because they were busy ejecting his friend, an inquest heard.
University of Lincoln student Shane Pueschel was among a group of friends at the Ritzy nightclub, in Silver Street, when he collapsed behind the DJ booth on the top floor in the early hours of January 21, 2012.
He died in Lincoln County Hospital five days later.
An inquest at Spilsby was told that door staff did not attempt CPR on the 18-year-old until at least six minutes after CCTV showed him collapsing at 2.26am.
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The inquest heard Mr Pueschel was taken through a fire exit and put in the recovery position by door staff after two friends tried to pick him up.
Head doorman Mark West, who was the first official first aider on the scene, told the inquest he did not know Mr Pueschel had stopped breathing and chose to eject one of his friends for being aggressive, despite being urged to call an ambulance.
Mr West said he immediately began CPR with his colleague David Ridley when he returned to Mr Pueschel at 2.32am, after ejecting the friend.
The inquest then heard they were joined by a street warden with a defibrillator, but the East Midlands Ambulance Service did not receive a 999 call from any member of staff at the club until 2.46am - 20 minutes after Mr Pueschel collapsed.
The inquest was told that a first responder and two paramedics arrived within six minutes.
Mr Pueschel, who lived on Newland Street West, Lincoln, was taken to hospital where he remained in intensive care until his death on 26 January last year
He was described as a shy student who did not normally drink but had been bought four vodka and red bulls in the club by a friend.
The inquest is due to conclude tomorrow.