Man dies after collapsing at the side of the road as temperatures hit 68F on the hottest day of the year so far
- An unnamed man collapsed on Saturday morning on Coast Road, South Shields
- Emergency services came but his death was confirmed by police on Sunday
- Temperatures that day reached 68 degrees Fahrenheit in South Shields
A man has died after collapsing at the side of the road on the hottest day of the year so far.
Emergency services were called to the Coast Road in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, at around 11am on Saturday, May 9, when temperatures reached 68F, after concerns about the man were reported.
Emergency services were called in South Shields on Saturday after a man collapsed while out
The man collapsed at the side of Coast Road and was later eventually announced as dead
Paramedics treated him but police confirmed on Sunday that he has died.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: ‘At 11.13am on Saturday we received a report of concern for a man on the Coast Road, South Shields.
‘Emergency services attended but sadly the man died following a suspected medical episode.
‘There was no third party involvement and a report will be made for the coroner.’
A spokesperson for North East Ambulance Service confirmed that three paramedic crews were at the scene during the incident.
The incident happened around 11am on a day where temperatures hit 68 degrees Fahrenheit