Air ambulance lands in Ipswich’s Hawthorn Drive as firefighters help rescue patient

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

An air ambulance touched down in an Ipswich street after a man suffered a medical emergency in a home.

The incident happened in Hawthorn Drive around 5.20pm today.

Police were called to close the road, in the Chantry area of Ipswich, to allow the helicopter to land.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service sent three crews to the scene – two from Ipswich East and one from Ipswich Princes Street – to assist medics.

A brigade spokesman said the aerial ladder appliance was used to help rescue a man from the first floor of a house.

A police spokeswoman said the man was taken to hospital by land ambulance at around 6.40pm.

The East of England Ambulance Service was contacted but was unable to provide details.