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

Man taken to hospital in critial condition after suffering heart attack
Man taken to hospital in critial condition after suffering heart attack
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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