Scalded baby airlifted to hospital

AN AIR ambulance touched down on a Suffolk beach to take a scalded baby to hospital.The East Anglian Air Ambulance was alerted after a baby boy was injured in Aldeburgh.

AN AIR ambulance touched down on a Suffolk beach to take a scalded baby to hospital.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was alerted after a baby boy was injured in Aldeburgh.

Residents in the town say they saw the baby being wrapped in a clingfilm type substance and being taken out of a property opposite fishing huts and into the waiting air ambulance.

The baby was then taken to a specialist burns unit in Norwich accompanied by his mother. It is understood that the family do not live in Aldeburgh.

Tim Daniels, a paramedic, said it was estimated that the baby sustained 20 per cent burns.

He said: “It was an unfortunate incident but the air ambulance was available and hopefully this was a valuable intervention.

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“The baby was given immediate treatment and this was then followed up by treatment on route.”

A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Air Ambulance said: “It was called to Aldeburgh at 9.08am and arrived on scene at 9.25am.

“The clinicians treated a nine-month-old baby with lower limb scalds, who was then flown to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with his mother. They arrived at 9.52am.”

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