Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance’s busy Easter

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance ready to respond 365 days a year.
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance ready to respond 365 days a year.

The Easter holiday didn’t always end well for people in the region.

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was called upon 17 times over the long weekend.

The ambucopter flew 12 missions and its rapid response vehicle was called out on five occasions throughout the four days.

Paramedic with the local community-funded service Neil Clarke said: “Although we would much prefer that everybody stayed safe and well, our crew were on standby over the holiday period ready to react and help where needed.

“It was a very busy Easter weekend for both the ambucopter and our rapid response vehicle as we attended serious road accidents, recreational incidents and medical emergencies.”

During the weekend there were also examples of inter-agency working between all three emergency services and local medical volunteers.

The ambucopter responds to local emergencies 365 days a year and attends on average between two and three missions a day. Every year, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Charitable Trust needs to raise £1.9 million to keep the air ambulance flying.

According to the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance chief executive Karen Jobling, each mission costs the charity approximately £2,100.