A MAN was airlifted to hospital after he collapsed in cardiac arrest on a golf course in Darlington.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the incident at 2:10pm on Saturday.
Fire crew responders commenced CPR on the man, believed to be in his seventies, and the helicopter crew commenced advanced life support alongside North East Ambulance Service paramedics.
The patient was then flown to cardiology specialists at Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital in a flight that took seven minutes. By road this would have taken around 30 minutes. The man arrived in a critical condition.