Air Ambulance Makes Three Airlifts From Islands In 24 Hours

Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance

The Cornwall Air Ambulance attended three separate incidents on the Isles of Scilly yesterday.

The first call came shortly after 7am when ambulance staff on St Mary’s suspected a male teenager had developed appendicitis. He was airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske.

A second patient, an elderly female, was evacuated shortly before 10am.

Then after midday, Tresco ambulance crew requested assistance after a lady fell and broke her ankle on the island. She was also flown to Treliske.

The charity says they attend an incident on the islands, on average, once every four days and the air ambulance can be on the islands within 28 minutes of a 999 call being received.

A spokesperson for the service say they’re grateful for the support they receive from the islands.

The Culdrose helicopter was also requested just before 7am today to take a female patient from St Mary’s to Treliske.