Cyclist suffers cardiac arrest

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital yesterday evening (Mon) after suffering a cardiac arrest in Clevedon.

Great Western Ambulance Service was called to Kenn Road, near to the junction with Treefield Road, at about 6.10pm initially to reports a cyclist had been hit by a car.

However, it was later established the man is likely to have suffered a cardiac arrest while on his bike.

The ambulance service sent a rapid response vehicle, followed by an ambulance crew and the air ambulance, which landed nearby.

In the meantime, a nurse who was in the area gave the man CPR and managed to regain his circulation.

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A critical care paramedic and critical care doctor, who were onboard the helicopter, continued his treatment and he was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary by road ambulance.

Kenn Road was closed by police while the incident was dealt with.

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The cyclist’s current condition is not now known.

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