Injured man rescued by helicopter

A HELICOPTER rescue operation took place just after midnight today after a man injured his leg near Manningtree.The man from East Bergholt was walking from Manningtree station towards Dedham near the River Stour when he injured his leg.

A HELICOPTER rescue operation took place just after midnight today after a man injured his leg near Manningtree.

The man from East Bergholt was walking from Manningtree station towards Dedham near the River Stour when he injured his leg.

He called the ambulance service and although he had a whistle, light and mobile phone, they could not find him. A helicopter was then launched by Essex police who found the casualty and landed nearby.

They transported him to the location of the ambulance and he was left in the care of paramedics.