A man was taken to hospital in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack.
The man in his 60s was discoverd next to his bike on a cycle track in Monkwearmouth in Sunderland.
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