Air ambulance called after Sabden cyclist suffers suspected heart attack

An air ambulance was called to the scene.
An air ambulance was called to the scene.

Paramedics and an air ambulance had to be called after a Sabden cyclist fell off his bicycle as he suffered a suspected heart attack, forcing emergency services to perform CPR at the scene.

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance also attended incident, which occurred on Whalley Road earlier this afternoon at 1:48pm, with the man - believed to be in his 40s - not yet taken to hospital as medical officials tend to him.

"We were called to reports that a man has fallen off his bike near Sabden," said a North West Ambulance Service spokesman. "[He] has been given CPR at the scene by paramedics."

The road heading towards Read has been closed as a result of the incident.