Visitor Airlifted To Derriford Hospital

Rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose

A holidaymaker was airlifted off St Mary’s by the RNAS Culdrose helicopter yesterday after suffering suspected head injuries.

An ambulance was called at 12.10pm after the woman in her 40s fell off a bike in Hugh Town. Police have confirmed no other vehicles were involved.

We understand that it was the first time the woman had ridden a bicycle for some time.

The woman was taken directly to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, which is the major trauma centre for the region.

We understand that her injuries are not as serious as first suspected.