Bedfordshire, man & rhino incident – Magpas Helimedix fly to zoo
This morning, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nathan Howes, Paramedic Dan Read and Doctor Simon Lewis) flew to the Dunstable area via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. They arrived at a zoo at 9:30am. An incident had taken place involving a rhino and a man (in his 50’s), resulting in the man being immersed in water. He was helped out of the water by staff at the zoo.
The Magpas team assessed the patient who suffered serious injuries and put measures into place to keep him warm (as his body temperature had dropped considerably). The Helimedix administered enhanced pain relief, whilst working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew who were also at the scene. The Magpas team then accompanied the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a serious but stable condition.
The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to Dunstable was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Rob Davies.
An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Officer and an EEAST Ambulance Service Rapid Response Paramedic were also present. All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.