Bystanders aid cyclist who suffered cardiac arrest in Lapworth

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Bystanders at a Lapworth cycling event rushed to the aid of a cyclist who went into cardiac arrest after collapsing yesterday (Sunday).

Nurses and a number of bystanders in Station Road rushed to help the man in his 60s after he fell unconscious during an event through the village.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Station Road in the village at about 2pm.

The man was shocked five times with a defibrillator before he was taken to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “Two nurses and a number of bystanders went to the aid of the cyclist to provide basic life support after he fell unconscious and went into cardiac arrest.

“An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) located at the village hall was also sent for.

“Ambulance crews praised the two nurses and several bystanders for the help and assistance given at the scene, which undoubtedly gave the patient the best possible chance of recovery.

“The condition of the patient is unknown at this time.”