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Elderly walker airlifted from Warslow, in the Peak District

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 12, 2014

Elderly walker airlifted from Warslow, in the Peak District

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AN 81-year-old man has been airlifted by Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA)following a fall in the Peak District.

The elderly man sustained chest injuries after falling down a steep bank in Warslow on Wednesday, August 12.

A crew from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) was first on the scene and asked for the air ambulance because of the remote location.

DLRAA left its base at East Midlands Airport at around 11:05am and landed at the top of the bank 15 minutes later.

The patient was given pain relief before being immobilised and carried to the aircraft.

He was then flown to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further treatment.

The patient’s current condition is unknown.

This summer, DLRAA is calling on people to support the charity’s Pain Relief Appeal.

The charity is looking to raise £40,000 to continue providing advanced, on-the-spot pain relief to people, much like the children involved in these incidents, who desperately need it as soon as the helicopter lands.

To make a donation to this appeal, call 08454 130999 or visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/painreliefappeal.

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