Jockey airlifted from Sedgefield Racecourse


The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to Sedgefield Racecourse after a jockey fell off his horse at speed at 2pm yesterday (Thur).  The 46-year-old suffered a potential serious head injury and was flown to the major trauma centre at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to Sedgefield Racecourse after a jockey fell off his horse at speed at 2pm yesterday (Thur). 

The 46-year-old suffered a potential serious head injury and was flown to the major trauma centre at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. The flight took four minutes and he arrived in a stable condition. 

The Great North Air Ambulance Service operate three aircraft across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria and need £4m every year to run the service.

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