Snetterton Race Track Half Marathon runner who was airlifted to hospital is recovering

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: Nick Butcher

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A teenager who suffered breathing problems during a half marathon on Sunday is recovering in hospital.

An ambulance crew and the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) were called to the Snetterton Race Track Half Marathon at 1.08pm on Sunday, November 19.

A spokesman for the EAAA said: 'Pilots Luke Morgan and Frank Slatter landed the helicopter adjacent to the scene. Doctor Pam Chrispin and critical care paramedic Chris Neil gave the patient a full assessment and administered general anaesthetic before airlifting him to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further treatment.'

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Inspire Races, which organised the event, said on Facebook: 'Just to let you know that the runner who was taken ill at the race on Sunday is recovering in hospital and should be home in a few days. Great news.

'We would like to say a big thank you to the medics and staff at Snetterton Race Circuit.'

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