Man dies after air ambulance called to medical emergency in Sunderland street

A man has died after suffering a medical episode outside a flooring store in Sunderland.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:07 pm

Emergency services were called to Roker Avenue, in Sunderland, where a man was suffering from a medical episode outside Frank’s The Flooring Store.

Thomas Street North was cordoned off by police and the air ambulance landed in the nearby field at Dame Dorothy Primary School, in Dock Street.

Paramedics were first called to the man’s aid at 11.40am on Thursday, March 11, but sadly he died at the scene.

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Police have cordoned off Thomas Street North
Police have cordoned off Thomas Street North

Police do not believe there is any third party involvement and confirmed a report will be made for the coroner.

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A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At 11.50am today (Thursday) we were alerted by the ambulance service to a man who was suffering a medical episode outside Frank’s The Flooring Store on Roker Avenue, Sunderland.

“Emergency services attended the scene but sadly the man was confirmed as deceased.

Ambulances and police at scene after emergency services called to man suffering a medical episode in Sunderland

“Officers are not treating the death as suspicious and a report will be made for the coroner.”

The Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) has confirmed they were called to an incident in Sunderland and both a doctor and a paramedic were on board.

A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called to a medical incident on Roker Avenue at 11.40am this morning.

"We dispatched two double crewed ambulances and we requested support from the police and the GNAAS.”

The air ambulance landed in the Dame Dorothy Primary School nearby

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