UPDATE: Heart-attack victim airlifted to hospital from Alnwick

The Great North Air Ambulance at the Duke's Middle School in Alnwick.
The Great North Air Ambulance at the Duke's Middle School in Alnwick.

A 67-year-old man was airlifted to hospital earlier today after suffering a heart attack at his home in Alnwick.

A North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) spokeswoman said that they received reports of someone with chest pain this morning and sent three resources to the scene, as well as the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

During the heart attack, the man suffered a cardiac arrest, but was successfully resuscitated by the NEAS paramedics at the scene before the GNAAS crew arrived. Due to his condition, he was anaesthetised and taken to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle for specialist treatment, where he arrived in a critical condition.

The patient was transported by road to the Duke's Middle School where the air ambulance had landed on the field. This explains why two ambulances were seen parked in The Avenue, next to the school entrance.

On Thursday, the GNAAS was called to Rothbury at 7.45pm, after a man collapsed on a hill. The man, in his 50s, was assessed and treated by the GNAAS doctor and paramedic crew before being airlifted to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington within 10 minutes, where he arrived in a critical condition.

Ambulances and a police van in The Avenue earlier today.

Ambulances and a police van in The Avenue earlier today.

The Great North Air Ambulance on the field at The Duke's Middle School in Alnwick earlier today.

The Great North Air Ambulance on the field at The Duke's Middle School in Alnwick earlier today.