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Air ambulance comes to aid of fallen mountain biker

Filed under: Air Ambulance Use Stories — Posted by: Mark on February 28, 2012

An air ambulance lifted a mountain biker into the air after suffered a broken ankle whilst riding across hills.

The air ambulance is able to operate thanks to donations by the public and was called into action to the Malvern Hills to provide assistance to the rider.

Vic Davis, an 80-year-old keen walker strolled up the path after hearing of the accident and came across the scene where he photographed the air ambulance volunteers in action.

“They were brilliant. I saw them strapping him into the stretcher and doing their checks before lifting off, and just thought I needed to remind people about the good work they do. I give my donation once a month when they come around and it was good to be able to witness them in action. A cyclist came down the path as I was walking with my friend and told us that another chap on a bike had come to grief further up the hill.”

Mr Davis heard the rotorblades as he was walking between the British Camp and the Wyche Cutting.

A spokesman from the West Midlands Ambulance Service said that they sent an air ambulance in addition to one of their own vehicles. Due to the area, it was easier and faster for the crew to arrive, land and depart.

A man who was suspected of having broken an angle after falling off his bike received the assessment and the required treatment after he was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

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