December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 16, 2013
An elderly man has been flown to hospital by air ambulance after he suffered a suspected heart attack in Lowestoft town centre this morning.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called out following reports that a man in his 70s had suffered a heart attack in London Road North at about 9.30am.
The helicopter landed on the roof of the multi-storey car park in Gordon Road shortly after 10.30am.
The man was flown to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he underwent emergency heart surgery and is said to be in a stable condition.
A spokesman for EAAA said: “Dr Steve Norris landed the East Anglian Air Ambulance on top of a multi-storey car park and Dr Audun Langhelle and critical care paramedic Rod Wells ran down to the bottom of the building where they met the patient who was with the local land ambulance team.
“The man was treated at the scene and assessed and the decision was made to airlift him to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he was taken straight in to surgery.
“The crew waited to see how the man was and they said he was in a stable condition and will hopefully recover.
“The speed he got to hospital may well have made the difference and could well have been what saved him.”
The East of England Ambulance Service had attended the incident first and sent a first response vehicle and an ambulance before the air ambulance was called in.