A MAN has died after suffering a cardiac arrest while out mountain biking with friends.

The 35-year-old man was given CPR by members of the public, before ambulance crews arrived at around 2.30pm.

A member of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT) who had been walking at Tockholes Plantations, Roddlesworth, where the incident happened immediately called for the team to attend. The man was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital following the incident on Sunday, March 25.

BMRT said: "The team carried the man on a stretcher, back to the road, whilst resuscitation attempts continued. He was then transferred to Royal Blackburn Hospital in an NWAS ambulance for further treatment.

"Sadly despite the best efforts of the NWAS, NWAA and Bolton MRT we learned that the man later died at the Royal Blackburn.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.”