A CYCLIST is fighting for life after being 'brought back to life' by paramedics following an incident at Avon Causeway this morning.

The man in his 60s received head injuries and had a cardiac arrest.

Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an off-duty paramedic were quickly on the scene at 10.36am.

A South Western Ambulance spokesperson said when they got there the cyclist was not conscious or breathing.

The spokesperson said the six paramedics carried out 'advance life support', using a defibrillator and CPR.

She added as a result there was " a return of spontaneous circulation" to the victim.

The cyclist was then rushed to Royal Bournemouth Hospital for further treatment.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said they were asked to attend by the ambulance service because it was first believed that the incident was a road traffic collision.

Three police cars attended and a police van to pick up the bike.