Why air ambulance was called to village playing field twice in a week

An air ambulance was called twice to the same recreation ground in a Nottinghamshire village in less than a week.

Two separate medical emergencies required the air ambulance in Keyworth over the course of just five days.

The first incident occurred in the village square on Saturday, October 24.

A 65-year-old man became ill and required medical attention after suffering a suspected heart attack.

The air ambulance was dispatched, and landed on the nearby recreation field off Nottingham Road, while members of the public administered CPR – “undoubtedly” saving his life.

A spokesperson for Rushcliffe Police said: “Swift action by several members of the public, calling the emergency services and administering CPR undoubtedly saved this gentleman’s life.

“Professional medical assistance arrived and took over his treatment and he was able to sit up and talk as he was taken to hospital in the ambulance.

“We are unable to give any further update upon this gentleman’s condition, but would like to thank everyone involved.”

Then, on Thursday, October 29, residents spotted the air ambulance overheard once again as it was called to another medical emergency.

A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 2.36pm yesterday, Thursday 29 October to Keyworth, Nottingham to assist with a medical emergency.

“We sent two paramedics in two ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and the air ambulance was also in attendance.”

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