Air ambulance flies to rescue

A 78-year old man was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg at a fishing lake in South Wingfield.

The incident happened at Manor House Fishing Ponds on the afternoon of Thursday, November 7.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) were called out to the incident at 12:28 and landed in a field near to the incident at just 12 minutes later at 12:40.

The patient was assessed by a DLRAA doctor and treated for his injury.

A spokesperson for the service said: “He was given much-needed pain relief, immobilised and carried to the helicopter before being flown to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

“There he was met by an awaiting surgeon.

“The crew landed at the hospital at 13:45.”

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance service provides treatment on the scene of an incident and a rapid means of transport to the hospital most suited to treat the casualty’s specific injuries and illnesses.

Details of the elderly injured man are not yet known and it is unclear at this stage how he came to break his leg on Thursday.

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