Cornwall Air Ambulance flies almost 70 missions in October

It has been revealed that Cornwall’s life-saving Air Ambulance flew almost 70 missions in October.

68 shouts to people in need of urgent medical care were carried out in total across the Duchy and the Isles of Scilly. Throughout the month a total of 42 missions were flown in the air ambulance helicopters and 26 were carried out using the charity’s critical care cars. Medical emergencies accounted for 37 missions, including 19 people suffering from heart related problems.

There were also 31 missions to people who suffered serious injuries, including 10 serious trips and falls and six road traffic collisions. air ambulance Mission map October 2017Cornwall Air Ambulance also responded to a man who had suffered a head injury after an incident with an overturned truck near Mullion. The crew treated him on scene before he was taken to hospital by land ambulance.

Near Newquay, a woman suffered a head injury after an incident while horse riding. She was treated at the scene before being air lifted to Treliske Hospital for further treatment. And a man suffered a severe leg injury when a wooden pallet fell on him near Liskeard.

He was treated on scene before being taken to Derriford Hospital.

Each year, the crew of Cornwall of Air Ambulance carries out more than 700 lifesaving missions.

The charity doesn’t receive any government funding towards its running costs and so relies on donations to carry out its work.

7:10am 8th November 2017

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