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Air Ambulance Assistance – Helmsley

WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 2022 (1132 HOURS)

A very sad call-out today. We were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist a Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew en route to a gentleman who had been taken ill whilst walking in a forestry area just north of Helmsley.

Team members were directed to the scene. One of them, who was relatively close by, was soon able to inform us that the gentleman had been pronounced deceased. Following liaison with the ambulance service and North Yorkshire Police we later recovered his body to the nearest road and into the care of Police officers. Our thoughts are with the gentleman’s family and friends at this very sad time.

We would also like to pass on our thanks to local farmers who assisted us by providing a parking area and with access across their land. 

Fourteen Team Members were involved including one person co-ordinating our response from home. The call-out lasted approximately five hours including travel time for our volunteer members to return to their homes and places of work and for our Land Rover crew to return to Base to be ‘call-out ready’ once again.

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