Norfolk paramedic puts birthday on hold to help injured cyclist in Marham

Crit6ical care paramedic Ryan Warwick. Picture: Paul Strutt

Crit6ical care paramedic Ryan Warwick. Picture: Paul Strutt - Credit: Archant

A volunteer paramedic's birthday celebrations were put on hold as he rushed to help a casualty.

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS)critical care medic Ryan Warwick was about to start his birthday celebrations on Saturday afternoon, when he was called out from home to assist a cyclist who had fallen from her bicycle in Marham and had sustained a serious arm injury.

Mr Warwick provided pain relief and the patient was transferred by land ambulance to the QE hospital in a stable condition.

NARS, which was formed in 1970, provides expert medical help at the scene of serious road crashes and other life-threatening medical emergencies. The group's biggest category of call-out is to people suffering cardiac arrests.

Doctors and paramedics who volunteer to NARS have received extra training to provide specialised trauma care and can administer more drugs at the scene of a crash or cardiac arrest.

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