DISS: Seriously ill baby in mercy dash

A SERIOUSLY ill four-month-old boy was airlifted to hospital in a mercy dash by paramedics today.

Anglia One, the air ambulance serving Norfolk and Suffolk, was sent to Diss this morning.

The boy’s mother had taken him to an out-of-hours GP service at Cherry Tree Stables in Roydon Road, Diss, where doctors called for the air ambulance because the child had lost consciousness.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Trust said: “The aircraft landed at 11.35am in the park close to Diss Mere.

“The critical care paramedics Andy Downes and Gary Steward managed the baby’s airway and administered fluid and drugs before flying him to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital in a journey which took fifteen minutes.


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“His condition on arrival was serious.”

Anglia One’s captain Adie Love said: “It was a potentially difficult landing because the park was crowded but I’d like to thank park goers for responding so well and so quickly by moving away from the landing area as soon as they realised that we were trying to land.

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“Their swift action helped us reach the baby quickly.

“Our thoughts are now with him and his family”

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