Double drama for air ambulance crew

Braunton mission part of a busy week for air ambulance crews

THE Devon Air Ambulance crew helped two patients after making a dramatic landing in the centre of Braunton during a busy day of call-outs on Tuesday.

Airborne paramedics touched down in the Recreation Ground alongside Exeter Road to help treat an elderly woman with an undisclosed medical complaint.

The patient received treatment on the scene before being taken to North Devon District Hospital via land ambulance.

As the crew readied the helicopter to leave, they were approached by a passer-by suffering from back pain.


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Later in the day, they were called to assist elderly patients in Winkleigh and Beaford.

On Wednesday, paramedics flew to help an elderly woman in Hartland who had suffered a respiratory arrest, while yesterday (Thursday), a patient from Umberleigh suffering chest pains was transferred to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

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Our picture by reader Paul Emery shows the Devon Air Ambulance helicopter landing in Braunton on Tuesday.

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