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TRAGIC: Man suffers suspected fatal heart attack in 1770

UPDATE | 12.10pm A 61-YEAR-old man has tragically died at Seventeen Seventy this morning.

An Agnes Water police spokesman said the middle-aged man was believed to be riding his bike along Captain Cook Dr when he suffered a "medical episode" and fell approximately one metre off the edge of a hill.

Paramedics were called to the scene about 10.56am and arrived to find the man unconscious.

They conducted CPR on the patient for over 30 minutes while a RACQ Rescue Helicopter made its way to the scene from Rockhampton. The chopper was turned around before arriving, about 11.35am.

A Queensland police spokeswoman said a report is currently being prepared for the coroner.

UPDATE | 11.40am: THREE teams of paramedics are on scene where an unconscious man is being treated after he reportedly fell off his bike and the edge of a hill.

A rescue helicopter is still en route to the incident at Seventeen Seventy.

CPR has been ongoing for 30 minutes.

11.10am: PARAMEDICS are currently performing CPR on an unconscious person who has fallen off the edge of a hill near Captain Cook Dr.

The patient is reportedly an elderly man.

Queensland Ambulance Services and police were called to the scene at Seventeen Seventy about 10.56am following reports of a person falling off the edge of a hill.

A QAS spokeswoman said she believes bystanders are watching as paramedics try to resuscitate the man.

"A rescue helicopter is on its way," she added.

CPR has been under way for the last 20 minutes.

Updates to follow.

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