Air ambulance called to Fenland after parachute accident

A parachuting accident was one of the three calls out to Fenland for the Magpas Air Ambulance over the last weekend.

A man in his 30s suffered leg injuries after an awkward parachute landing in March on Sunday just before noon.

The on board doctor David Driver and paramedic Phill Allmond assessed the patient and put measures into place to protect his leg, whilst working alongside an East of England Ambulance Service crew at the scene.

The man was then taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, in a stable condition, in a land ambulance.

The air ambulance was also called to Littleport just after 3.20pm on Sunday after a man in his 50s suffered a head injury.

He was hurt after falling down the stairs while carrying a heavy object.

Fortunately, the man’s injuries were not life-threatening and he was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, in a stable condition, via a land ambulance.

The helicopter was also in the area on Saturday evening.

Dr Tom Odbery and paramedic Keir Rutherford were called to Littleport just before 8pm after a girl was kicked by a horse.

The youngster suffered injuries to her head and face.

Luckily the injuries were not life threatening and the youngster was taken to Addenbrooke’s in a land ambulance for further observation.

A Magpas spokesman said: “An EEAST Ambulance Crew was also present. Everyone worked well together.”

Magpas was formed in 1971 and was the brainchild of Dr Neville Silverston.