A MAN died in a Stourport park after suffering a cardiac arrest - despite the best efforts of bystanders and paramedics to revive him.

The tragic incident happened at the War Memorial Park, off Lower Lickhill Road yesterday ( Monday, September 27).

West Midlands Ambulance Service rushed to the park by land and air. They discovered bystanders performing "excellent" CPR on the man.

Crews then took over, but nothing could be done to save the man and he was later confirmed dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of a cardiac arrest in the War Memorial Park, Lower Lickhill Road, Stourport on Severn at 4.42pm yesterday.

"Two ambulances, a critical care paramedic, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a BASICS doctor and critical care paramedic on board attended the scene.

"Crews arrived to find bystanders performing excellent CPR on a man who was in cardiac arrest.

"Ambulance staff quickly took over resuscitation efforts but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased on scene a short time later."