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Man flown to hospital after collapse
A MAN is fighting for his life after collapsing in the street just before lunchtime today (Thursday 25).
The 25-year-old managed to get home to the Blackhill area of Consett in County Durham and an ambulance was called.
Paramedics concerned about the man’s medical history asked for a Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) to be scrambled.
A helicopter arrived and the man was flown to the RVI in Newcastle within seven minutes.
GNAA spokesman Jim Entwistle said: “The Great North Air Ambulance was asked to assist road paramedics today in Blackhill, where a male had collapsed and was seriously ill.
“The patient was stabilised by the helicopter doctor crew and flown for specialist care at the RVI in Newcastle.”
His condition was described as critical.