Woman rescued by air ambulance

AN AIR ambulance was called to rescue a woman with an injured ankle, near to the Morland Road allotments in Ipswich.

AN AIR ambulance was called to rescue a woman with an injured ankle, near to the Morland Road allotments in Ipswich.

An ambulance crew received a call at 8.50am yesterday but on arrival at Morland Road, they realised they could not reach the casualty and called for assistance from the air ambulance.

The woman, thought to be about 65 years old, had hurt her ankle while walking her dog in The Lairs, land near the allotments.

The ambulance crew arrived about 9.30am and took the woman to Ipswich Hospital.

Derrick Holder, chair of the Morland Road allotments association, said: “I was on the allotments when someone said to me that the air ambulance was coming over because a lady had hurt her ankle in The Lairs.

“The lady who was hurt had been walking her dog and it looked like she had broken her ankle.

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“She was conscious and looked okay.

“The ambulance was called but they couldn't get there so the air ambulance had to come.

“There were a lot of people walking their dogs and they all came to look at what was happening.

“It is a coincidence because the air ambulance is our chosen charity this year.”