Horse rider dies in St Albans woodland

Paramedics were called to Heartwood Forest

Paramedics were called to Heartwood Forest - Credit: Archant

A horse rider has died at a woodland in St Albans, despite the efforts of paramedics who performed CPR.

At 11.51am on Wednesday (8) emergency services were called to Heartwood Forest, Sandridge, after a horse rider collapsed.

A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) said that paramedics from a rapid response car, two ambulances and the Herts Air Ambulance attended the man near to Sandridgebury Lane.

He added: “They administered CPR to try and revive him, but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

A spokesman for Herts Police said officers were also called to the woodland, but there were no suspicious circumstances.

His death has been referred to the Coroner’s Court.