Emergency teams resuce injured man

EMERGENCY services worked together to rescue a man involved in a car crash on the A12.

EMERGENCY services worked together to rescue a man involved in a car crash on the A12.

The accident took place shortly before 7.30pm on Wednesday on the London-bound carriageway on the Boreham to Sandon stretch of the road.

The patient, who was in his 30s, sustained suspected spinal injuries and neck pain after the vehicle he was in rolled over and down the embankment, through a fence and ended up on the opposite side of a dyke.

A rapid response vehicle and ambulance crew was sent to the scene, before a search and rescue helicopter from Wattisham was called out to help.


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Incident support manager Steve Brant said: “The car had gone across the dyke, and the water was waist deep.

“Due to the nature of where the car was situated, the fire brigade was alerted and put a floating mat across the water.

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“However, using this proved difficult as conditions were extremely slippery.

“We called upon the Wattisham based Sea King search and rescue service which arrived promptly on scene and winched the long-boarded patient plus a member of ambulance personnel and flew them to Colchester General Hospital where the patient received treatment.

“I'd like to pass on my thanks to all those involved as it was a real team effort.”

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