August 11, 2011
airlifted to hospital after drag fork accident in East Huntspill
These were the scenes in East Huntspill on Thursday afternoon
(August 11th) when a man was airlifted to hospital following a
Burnham ambulance and fire crews rushed to The Causeway in East
Huntspill at 2.46pm after a man trapped his right foot on the
metal prongs of a drag fork.
fire engine from Burnham was called to assist ambulance crews
at the scene in dealing with the casualty.
"Fire crews assisted ambulance personnel by cutting away
two of the four six-inch prongs on the fork to help the casualty,"
fire spokeswoman Suzie Izzard told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
A helicopter landed in a nearby field, as pictured, and the man
was loaded into the craft on a stretcher before being flown to
A green helicopter from Great Western Air Ambulance was used
instead of the normal Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, which
was busy elsewhere at the time.