The Great North Air Ambulance Service attended the following incidents this weekend:
At 09:25 on Saturday we were called to Staintondale, near Scarborough, to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a male in his 50s who had suffered a life-threatening cardiac event. He was flown to James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, for advanced treatment. The flight took 14 minutes and he arrived in a stable condition.
At 17:25 on Saturday we were called to a race meeting in Croft, North Yorkshire, where several cars had collided. We were asked to assist on course medical staff with a male in his 20s who had suffered serious multiple traumatic injuries. He was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in ten minutes. He arrived in a stable condition.
On Sunday at 12:40 we flew to Cockermouth to assist a male in his 70s who was found in cardiac arrest in a park by a passerby. CPR was commenced and we worked alongside North West Ambulance Service to treat the patient. He was flown to the Coronary Care Unit at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle in 11 minutes. He arrived in a critical condition.
At 14:20 on Sunday we were called to Appleby after a female in her 20s sustained a facial injury whilst watching a horse race. It is thought that a loose horseshoe from a passing horse had hit the lady in her eye. After treatment on scene, the patient was airlifted to the Cumberland Infirmary in 13 minutes. She arrived in a stable condition.