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Air ambulance lands in Ipswich’s Gippeswyk Park to treat unconscious teenager

PUBLISHED: 17:34 13 April 2017

The East Anglian Air Ambulance taking off from Gippeswyk Park on April 13, 2017.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance taking off from Gippeswyk Park on April 13, 2017.

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Ipswich’s Gippesywk Park this afternoon and a young man in his late teens has been taken to hospital.

Emergency services were called shortly after 3.25pm to a property in the area and the air ambulance was also mobilised.

Doctors from the helicopter treated the teenager and then accompanied him to Ipswich Hospital in a road ambulance.

The helicopter then took off and left the scene.

A spokesman from Suffolk police said they had been called to reports of a medical issue and when they arrived found the teenager unconscious.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance taking off from Gippeswyk Park on April 13, 2017.The East Anglian Air Ambulance taking off from Gippeswyk Park on April 13, 2017.

Witnesses in the park said the crew had been “impressive” and praised the pilots who took a few minutes to show the helicopter to children – once the casualty had been safely treated and taken to hospital in a separate ambulance.

Will Shepherd was visiting with his family from Stratford-upon-Avon.

“I noticed an ambulance and then a couple of minutes later a helicopter turned up, then another ambulance arrived,” he said.

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