Helicopter lands near pub after man take ill in Stevenage

The Hertfordshire air ambulance was scrambled to a report of a man taken seriously ill in Stevenage this afternoon The East of England Ambulance Service was alerted to Eastbourne Avenue in Stevenage at 1.34pm, to a report of a man taken seriously ill at

The Hertfordshire air ambulance was scrambled to a report of a man taken seriously ill in Stevenage this afternoon

The East of England Ambulance Service was alerted to Eastbourne Avenue in Stevenage at 1.34pm, to a report of a man taken seriously ill at his home address. Ambulance paramedics from Stevenage attended the scene.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson who attended the incident said: "The land crew already at the scene requested the attendance of the air ambulance as their patient was in a serious condition. Following rapid treatment and stabilisation by the paramedics and a doctor, the patient was deemed well enough to travel by land to the nearby Lister Hospital.

"The air ambulance was able to land outside the Crooked Billet public house on a grass field. Our thanks to Chris Day, Stevenage Borough's goalkeeper, who owns the pub, for his help and assistance when the helicopter was coming in to land.


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