Man airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped beneath overturned machinery

The Magpas air ambulance. Pic: Rob Holding.

The Magpas air ambulance. Pic: Rob Holding. - Credit: Rob Holding

A man was airlifted to hospital after he was trapped underneath an overturned piece of industrial machinery.

Emergency services were called to a farm to the west of Terrington St Clement at just after 11.45am, to reports that a man was trapped.

Firefighters from Terrington St Clement and King's Lynn helped the East of England Ambulance Service team at the scene, with police also in attendance.

The Magpas Air Ambulance was also called. When their enhanced medical team arrived, the man, in his 30s, had been released.

The Magpas team assessed the man, who had suffered a leg injury.

They gave him pain relief at the scene before airlifting him to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, in a stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were chief pilot Richard Eastwood and helicopter emergency medical service crewmember Lee Kennedy.