A man has died after suffering a cardiac arrest while out cycling in Elwick this morning.
The 55-year-old was cycling with his wife when he collapsed, and he received treatment from both Cleveland Police and the Great North Air Ambulance.
The air ambulance crew arrived on the scene at about 11.50am, and the man was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.
Tragically, though, he died a short time later.
A Great North Air Ambulance spokesperson said: "The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to Elwick, near Hartlepool, at 11.50am today, where a 55-year-old man had collapsed in cardiac arrest while out cycling with his wife.
"Cleveland Police carried out CPR on the gentleman before our arrival, and then the GNAAS crew worked on the patient before he was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough within six minutes.
"However, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, he sadly died in hospital a short time later, and our thoughts are with the family."