Cyclist taken to hospital in "critical condition" following heart attack

A man was taken to hospital in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack.

Monday, 9th January 2017, 11:04 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:02 pm
Man taken to hospital in critial condition after suffering heart attack

The man in his 60s was discoverd next to his bike on a cycle track in Monkwearmouth in Sunderland.

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The alarm was raised at about 1.25pm, yesterday.

His heart was restarted by paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service before a crew from the Great North Air Ambulance Service placed him into a medically induced coma.

He was then taken by road to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where he arrived in a critical condition