Prince William lands air ambulance in Saffron Walden to help man in 80s

PUBLISHED: 10:15 24 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:46 24 November 2015

East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance

© Andrew Lunn Photography 2015

An air ambulance landed on Saffron Walden Common yesterday (Monday) to help a man.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance, flown by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, landed at 10.55am.

Doctor Adam Chesters and paramedic Gary Spitzer treated the man, in his 80s, for head injuries. It is believed he seriously injured his head and was treated for a suspected fractured skull.

The man was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, in an ambulance.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance service said they received a call just before 10.10am to reports of a man who had fallen in Hill Street.

It is thought he could have slipped on some ice.

An ambulance and a rapid response vehicle was sent.

The spokesman added the man did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

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