Busy Bank Holiday weekend for air ambulance

The air ambulance in action
The air ambulance in action

A man was airlifted to hospital on Saturday (August 25) after suffering a heart attack while out on a fishing trip at Boddington Reservoir near Byfield in the south of the county.

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was called to the scene just after midday following reports of a man suffering chest pains.

Once on the scene they examined the patient and confirmed the 47-year-old was having a heart attack.

The crew administered pain relief and other specialist drugs to the casualty before immobilising him.

They then flew him to cardiac specialists at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) for treatment.

On Sunday (August 26), WNAA was called to a riding accident near Draycote Water in the county.

A 35-year-old female had fallen from her horse injuring her shoulder and was also suffering from confusion.

WNAA administered pain relief and immobilised the casualty.

They then airlifted her to UHCW for further assessment and treatment.

Their next call was to an incident near Towcester where an 18-year-old male had come off his motorbike sustaining pain to his knee, hip and neck.

Once on the scene WNAA assessed the casualty and assisted with immobilising him.

He was then taken to Northampton General Hospital by land ambulance, freeing up the air ambulance to attend other, potentially more serious incidents.

For more information about the air ambulance visit www.wnaa.co.uk.