Unwell man airlifted from gas platform off Cromer coast

Health minister Lord Howe has said a decision to send a troubleshooter into the East of England Ambulance Service is not a...

Health minister Lord Howe has said a decision to send a troubleshooter into the East of England Ambulance Service is not a vote of no confidence in the management. - Credit: Evening News © 2009

A 43-year-old man was airlifted from a gas platform off the Cromer coast today (Wednesday) after he became 'unwell'.

An RAF Search and Rescue helicopter was called to transport the man to Norwich Airport this morning, according to an East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) spokesman.

She said: 'The patient had been winched from a gas platform off the coast of Cromer after he became unwell and was flown to Norwich for treatment. After being treated at the airport by the air ambulance team the patient was then taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital aboard a road ambulance.'

Paramedics from the EAAA worked with RAF medical staff at the airport.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man was 43 years old but had no more information about his condition.


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He said the land ambulance arrived at the airport just after 10.35am and took the man to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital an hour later.

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