Air ambulance crew treat schoolgirl for head injuries after accident involving a horse in Caister

Stock image of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Simon Parker

Stock image of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Simon Parker

A girl was treated by an air ambulance crew after she suffered a head injury in an accident involving a horse.

An air ambulance crew was called to Caister last Tuesday (April 18) to assist a girl, believed to be 12, who had suffered head injuries.

At the scene a young girl was treated for a head injury before being taken to James Paget Hospital via land ambulance for further care.

An Anglia One crew from the East of England Air Ambulance (EAAA) landed in a same field, where Dr David Potter and critical-care paramedic Neil Flowers treated the girl and administered medication to sedate her.

The EAAA crew then accompanied her by road ambulance to the James Paget for further treatment.

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A spokesman of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust said: 'We received a call at 12.09pm to reports of a girl who had suffered a head injury in a horse related incident in Caister.

'We dispatched an ambulance crew, rapid response vehicle and air ambulance from the air ambulance.'

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The air ambulance described it as an 'equestrian accident.'

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