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AIR AMBULANCE SCRAMBLED TO CARDIAC EVENT IN YARMOUTH

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The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was scrambled to Yarmouth late last night (Saturday) in response to a resident with cardiac issues.

The yellow and green helicopter touched down beside the town’s main car park at around 23:45.

The onboard specialists were called in to assist Medi4 paramedics – acting on behalf of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service – and a local co-responder.

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The poorly patient was flown to a mainland hospital for specialist treatment.

By 01:40 this morning, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was back on the Island carrying out a transfer from St Mary’s Hospital to Southampton General – their third shout to the Island in 12 hours having attended a serious RTC at Ashey at dinnertime.

The helicopter took off from St Mary’s at around 03:40 and did not return to base from Southampton until gone 05:00 – some 3 hours over their normal operating time.

 

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