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21 March 2011, 12:19
The medical crew aboard Anglia Two, from the East Anglian Air Ambulance, was called to help a 14 year old girl who fell a significant distance down a hill in Ampthill on Saturday March 19th.
The aircraft was tasked because the girl had ended her fall in a wooded area at the base of the hill in a location several miles from the nearest road and which it was difficult for the land ambulance to access.
Anglia Two’s medical team of Dr Troells Hansen and East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) Critical Care Paramedic Neil Flowers arrived on scene at 16.02 and attended the patient, immobilising her spine on a spinal board as a precaution.
She was then airlifted out of the wood to a nearby rubgy field where she was put aboard the land ambulance and taken by road to Bedford Hospital.
Her condition on arrival was stable.
Neil Flowers commented: “In situations like this when patients are in inaccessible or remote locations, the availability of the air ambulance is vital in enabling medical crews to reach them quickly. We worked closely with the road ambulance crew and with the crew from the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) in attending to this patient. It must have been a frightening experience for her and we wish her a speedy recovery.”