AN elderly man has sadly passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on the Rowley Hills.

The 78 year old was found by a dog walker at around 10:20 this morning, who attempted basic life support but paramedics say nothing could be done to save the man.

Police say the incident is not suspicious.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: " An elderly man has been confirmed dead after being found in cardiac arrest on the Rowley Hills by a dog walker.

"An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Hazardous Area response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car were sent to the scene after a 999 call at just after 10.20 this morning, Thursday.

"On arrival, crews found basic life support being carried out by the person who found the man.

"They immediately took over, but sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

"It is believed to have been a medical incident."

A spokesperson from West Midlands Police said: We were called to reports of a man in cardiac arrest on Portway Hill, Rowley Regis around 10.30am this morning (3 June).

"Sadly nothing could be done to save the 78-year-old, and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and the matter is currently being investigated with the coroner.

"Our thoughts remain with the man’s family and friends at this time."