Air ambulance called as critically ill man resuscitated in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 15:02 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:03 03 May 2017

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Library image

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Library image

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called to Saffron Walden this afternoon to help treat a seriously ill man.

Paramedics were called to an address in Goddard Way in the town shortly before 1.15pm to reports of a man who was not breathing.

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust dispatched two Community First Responders, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to the scene, as well as the charity air ambulance.

Emergency health workers treated a man in his 60s who was in cardiac arrest.

An ambulance service spokesman said health teams resuscitated the patient at the scene.

The casualty was then taken by land ambulance to Lister Hospital, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire for further treatment.

His condition was described by the ambulance spokesman as “critical”.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has flown more than 20,500 missions since the charity began operations in 2000. The helicopters provide specialist and expert life-saving support not available in a conventional ambulance.

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