Saturday, 29 August 2015

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Seriously ill man airlifted to Newcastle hospital

A Workington man was flown to hospital by air ambulance today after being found seriously ill.

Air ambulance photo
The air ambulance in Workington this afternoon

The Pride of Cumbria air ambulance landed on The Green opposite Tesco at about 1.20pm.

It is not known where the man, thought to be in his 50s, fell ill but an ambulance service spokesman said he was at a private address.

The man was anaesthetised at the scene and then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The helicopter took off at about 2.30pm, around two hours after the ambulance service received the first call to the incident.

A crowd of onlookers gathered around The Green as the drama unfolded and passing motorists stopped their cars.


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