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Pensioner airlifted to hospital after breaking his arm in Northamptonshire

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

An 86-year old man has been airlifted to hospital after breaking his arm in a fall in Oundle.

He sustained the injury after tripping over a tree stump whilst out walking yesterday afternoon (Monday).

A crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service and East of England Ambulance Service were called out to the incident. On assessment, the patient was showing signs of circulatory problems following the fall and required rapid transfer to the nearest major trauma centre.

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was called out to the incident at approximately 12.26pm and landed at the scene nine minutes later. The patient was given advanced pain relief before being immobilised and airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for further treatment.

The crew landed at the hospital at around 1.34pm.

 

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