Woman rambler airlifted

A RAMBLER was airlifted from an Essex field after dislocating her ankle this morning.The woman was walking as part of a rambling club near the junction of the A130 and Hall Chase near Dunmow.

By Roddy Ashworth

A RAMBLER was airlifted from an Essex field after dislocating her ankle this morning.

The woman was walking as part of a rambling club near the junction of the A130 and Hall Chase near Dunmow.

The accident happened at about 10am, and the air ambulance went to the scene.


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A land ambulance also attended as back-up, but could not reach the patient as she was about ¾ mile from the road.

Aircrew Paramedic Karl Edwards said: “The 58-year-old Billericay woman had dislocated her ankle and was in pain.

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“We were able to land in the field to get to her quickly.

“We administered pain relief and splinted her leg and ankle before flying her to Princess Alexandra Hospital for further treatment.

“This is a great example of how important the air ambulance is to the people of Essex - no matter where someone is when they need help, the air ambulance can always reach them quickly.

“This is especially crucial in situations like this one where the crews would have had to carry the patient quite a distance back to the road to convey her by land ambulance.”

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