Medical chopper makes flying visit to Royston Town FC

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 11 May 2010

The Magpas air ambulance crew

The Magpas air ambulance crew

THE Magpas emergency medical team made an impromptu visit to Royston Town FC on their way to an incident in the town. Based alongside the police air support unit, Magpas often use their helicopter to get to the scene fast and this was the case when they h

THE Magpas emergency medical team made an impromptu visit to Royston Town FC on their way to an incident in the town.

Based alongside the police air support unit, Magpas often use their helicopter to get to the scene fast and this was the case when they had to attend an incident at a private address in Mill Road where a male patient had a neck wound.

However with spaces for landing in the area limited the crew were forced to land on the football pitch at Garden Walk, prompting club chairman Alan Barlow to take this photo and add: "We're pleased that the club was able to provide them with a perfect landing area - they do a fantastic job for the communities in our area."

The team members who attended the incident in the East Anglian Air Ambulance from their base at RAF Wyton in Huntingdon were Dr Mark Folman and Paramedic Ben Caine while also in attendance was Chris Sherriff, air ambulance pilot and East of England NHS Ambulance Trust paramedics.

The team administered fluids to the patient and he was taken by land ambulance to Lister Hospital.

Magpas is the emergency medical charity for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and

Bedfordshire and delivers accident and emergency treatment at the scenes of very serious medical emergencies.

It costs approximately £500,000 per year for Magpas to deliver lifesaving schemes and the charity is solely reliant on donations from the public.

If you would like to know more about the charity please call (01480) 371 060 or visit www.magpas.org.uk

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