Air ambulance lands in Letchworth after man in 80s collapses

Magpas Air Ambulance in flight. File photo. Picture: Rob Holding

Magpas Air Ambulance in flight. File photo. Picture: Rob Holding - Credit: Archant

An air ambulance landed in Letchworth yesterday morning after a man aged in his 80s collapsed.

The Magpas helicopter, carrying Dr Steve Corry-Bass and paramedic Alex Pearce, landed at 8.48am to assist the man after a 999 call to Ashdown.

They placed the patient into a medically-induced coma at the scene, providing A&E-level care, before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by road ambulance.

Two ambulance crews also attended the scene. The medics monitored the man’s condition throughout the journey, and he was in a stable condition on arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the Magpas medical team out to Letchworth were pilot Andy Figg and crew member Simon Amos.


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