Man airlifted from Amble after cardiac arrest

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to help with the call out.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to help with the call out.

A man was airlifted to hospital from Amble after suffering cardiac arrest this morning.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called at 9.25am to assist the North East Ambulance Service with a male patient in his 70s in cardiac arrest.

The aircrew paramedic and doctor crew treated the patient on scene before flying him to the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, for ongoing treatment.

The casualty arrived in a critical condition after an eight-minute flight.