Man airlifted to hospital after accident in Reepham field

A 30-year-old man was airlifted to hospital this afternoon (Thursday) after a tow rope from a tractor snapped and fractured his leg.

He had been walking in front of the vehicle in a very muddy field when the rope broke and caught him, causing the injury.

The air ambulance was called because it was too difficult to access the patient by land and the helicopter, Anglia One, landed in a field at Reepham at 2.30pm.

Dr Jeremy Mauger and paramedic Ben Caine gave the man medication to ease the pain and before he was flown to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

His condition was described as stable.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance operates two air ambulances across Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire without any government funding.

It celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year.