A young boy has suffered a “rare” cardiac arrest while at a dance class in Sydney’s south.

It is understood the eight-year-old collapsed during the class at the Sylvania Heights Community Centre yesterday afternoon.

Paramedics and the Careflight helicopter were called to the scene just before 6pm, reports 9 news.

Crews were forced to use a defibrillator to revive the boy, and he was taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.

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  • Very scary thing to happen to a child.


  • Hope and pray this boy recovers well !


  • Do hope all turns out well and they are able to help this young boy with his problems.


  • Poor kid. How awful for him and his family. Hope they get him better soon.


  • A cardiac arrest? Positive thoughts coming your way, little one.


  • oh no how scary! Good luck to him for a speedy recovery!


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