Two jobs for GNAAS in Redcar and Greystoke today.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart this morning at 8.40am where a 64-year-old man had gone into cardiac arrest while swimming. The GNAAS doctor-led aircrew put the man into an induced coma due before he was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by road ambulance. He arrived at hospital in a critical condition.
Later this morning, at 11.15am, GNAAS was called to Greystoke, near Penrith, where a man had fallen from the back of a heavy goods vehicle. The 35-year-old, believed to be from the local area, suffered back and chest injuries. He was treated by the GNAAS doctor-led aircrew, a BASICS rapid response doctor and paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service before being flown to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. The flight to hospital took just ten minutes, this same journey by road would have taken around 35 minutes. He arrived at hospital in a stable condition.