Police appeal after collapsed cyclist, 54, is resuscitated following ‘suspected heart attack’ on country road near Exeter

A collapsed cyclist found by the side of a country road on the outskirts of Exeter was resuscitated by paramedics after suffering a suspected heart attack.

Police are now appealing for anyone who saw the 54-year-old man before he became ‘seriously unwell’ at Stoke Woods on Friday, December 4.

Officers and the ambulance service were called to Pennsylvania Road, between Exeter and Stoke Canon, at around 1.15pm.

A force spokesperson said: “Police would like to hear from anyone who saw a male cyclist prior to him being found on the roadside in Stoke Woods, Exeter, on the afternoon of Friday, December 4.

“A 54-year-old man was found to be seriously unwell, having suffered a suspected heart attack, alongside his bicycle on Pennsylvania Road, between Exeter and Stoke Canon, at around 1.15pm.

“He was resuscitated by ambulance paramedics at the scene and was taken to hospital where he remains.

“The road was closed for around four hours while officers carried out enquiries into the circumstances of how the man came to be there.

“Anyone who may have seen a male on an orange Cannondale bicycle on this road, or who may have dashcam footage of him, is asked to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 427, 4/12/20.”

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