Runner and horse rider airlifted to hospital

A RUNNER and a horse rider were airlifted to hospital after two separate incidents in Suffolk.

A 49-year-old man broke his leg while running on marshy ground in Snape.

He was lying a long distance from the nearest road and so the East of England Air Ambulance was called to assist.

Anglia One, with a doctor on board, arrived at the scene at around 1.35pm.

A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “They immobilised his spine and applied a temporary cast before flying him to Ipswich Hospital.

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“His condition on arrival was stable.”

Around an hour later the crew were called into action again to help a 61-year-old woman who was thrown from her horse in Hollesley, near Woodbridge.

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The rider was thrown off in open countryside away from a road.

The air ambulance arrived at the scene at 2.48pm.

They discovered she had suffered hand and neck injuries in the fall.

She was flown to Ipswich Hospital, where she is in a stable condition.

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