Air Ambulance called to aid of man in Wellingborough

The Air Ambulance was called out to an incident in Wellingborough yesterday (Thursday, July 19).

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA), sister service of the Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance, was called out to assist a man believed to be in his 50s who was suffering from a wound to his abdomen.

Despite the wound being treated and dressed by the paramedic first on scene, he was continuing to bleed heavily – resulting in the Air Ambulance call out.

A spokesman said: “DLRAA carry a multitude of different drugs on board which means they can provide more advanced treatment at the scenes of incidents.

“After treatment from DLRAA and the paramedic, the patient began to improve and it was decided he should be transferred to hospital by land ambulance – freeing up the Air Ambulance to attend further rescue missions.”

DLRAA work in tangent with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire service over the summer months, staggering their shifts so that there is Air Ambulance cover over all five counties during daylight hours.

This is why DLRAA are sometimes tasked to missions in Northamptonshire, such as this one.