“The amazing crew at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity helped save my life. It's difficult to put into words how amazing the crew and charity are.”
On Thursday 2nd April 2020, three weeks into the first Covid-19 lockdown, Henry, who was 14, spent time working on his family’s farm in Herefordshire. A freak accident left him in vital need of advanced pre-hospital emergency care.
Henry was taking a tractor out to get the sheep during lambing season. After climbing down from the tractor to close a gate behind him, Henry knocked the gearstick. This resulted in him being run over by the tractor, a box which controls the hydraulic functions scraped against Henry’s back.
The tractor continued to roam the field and Henry was left lying injured for a while until he was found, and emergency help was called.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s RAF Cosford aircraft was despatched. Upon arrival, the critical care crew on-board started treating Henry for his life-threatening injuries which included a fractured pelvis and dislocated hip. Henry had also torn blood vessels in his hip as he had attempted to free himself resulting in catastrophic internal bleeding.