Man “stable but critical” after being airlifted to hospital after chainsaw accident at Guyhirn, near Wisbech

A 21-year-old man has been flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital with horrific neck and arm injuries, after falling on a chainsaw.

The man, described as 'an experienced tree surgeon' was finishing a job he was doing in Guyhirn at about 3pm, when he slipped and his chainsaw went into his neck and left arm. The accident happened close to the A47.

A spokesman for the Magpas Helimedix team said: 'We do not have any detailed information about how the incident happened, but the patient severed all the major blood vessels in his neck.

'The chainsaw went into his neck and his arm, so it was a deep wound.'

Medics sedated the man, who was still conscious, and packed his wounds to stem the bleeding.

He was then anaesthetised and flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, where his condition on arrival was described as 'serious but stable'.

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When the Helimedix team arrived by Magpas and Police helicopter, the man was fully conscious. The Ambulance Service Paramedics had taken him down from the tree and were providing him with lifesaving first aid.

The Helimedix team sedated the man and packed Cellox gauze into the neck wound, to stop the severe bleeding. The man was then ventilated to help him breathe, before being flown to Addenbrooke's hospital by the Helimedix and the Police.

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