Man airlifted to hospital after falling ill on beach

Paramedics treated a man suffering from chest pains. Pic: North East Ambulance Service.
Paramedics treated a man suffering from chest pains. Pic: North East Ambulance Service.

A man was airlifted to hospital after falling ill on a beach this morning.

The emergency services were called to Nose's Point, Seaham, where paramedics treated the man.

A spokesman for North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 7.11am this morning to Nose's Point, in Seaham, to a report of a male suffering chest pains.

"We sent one HART paramedic, one ambulance and the air ambulance.

"He has been flown to James Cook Hospital."