Woman airlifted to hospital by police helicopter

16:10 25 February 2013


The 25-year-old was found in woodland near Torrington in the early hours of this morning.

A POLICE helicopter airlifted a woman to hospital in the early hours of this morning (Mon) after she was taken ill in a heavily wooded area.

At around 1.30am, police received a call from the ambulance service asking for assistance to get to a casualty in woodland near to the Tarka Trail near Torrington.

A police spokesman said: “The casualty’s companion was unable to give a precise location other than she was in thick woods somewhere near Weare Gifford, in terrain described as treacherous.

“An officer on foot was able to find her and administered first aid before an observer from the force helicopter was able to reach them.

“The casualty, a 25 year old woman, was then stabilised and an ambulance crew provided medical aid before she was lifted to an accessible area.”

She was flown by police helicopter to North Devon District Hospital where she was treated before being discharged.


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