Wattisham crew scrambled

A WATTISHAM air crew has been scrambled to transfer a baby which needed specialist treatment. A RAF search and rescue Sea king Helicopter from B flight left the Suffolk airfield at 10pm last night.

A WATTISHAM air crew has been scrambled to transfer a baby which needed specialist treatment.

A RAF search and rescue Sea king Helicopter from B flight left the Suffolk airfield at 10pm yesterday.

A spokesman said the transfer from Woolwich Hospital in London to Leicester Glenfield Hospital was a routine manoeuvre.

He said: “The baby needed ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation). We were airborne at 10pm and returned at 1am today.”