Air ambulance called to canal walker near Daventry

A 59-year old woman was airlifted to hospital after being injured whilst out walking on Friday.

The incident happened on a canal towpath on the outskirts of Daventry on Friday afternoon (April 4). She was walking with her husband when she slipped down a bank and fractured her ankle.

She was helped at the scene by public bystanders and treated by crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). Due to the remote location of the incident, an air ambulance was also required to provide a rapid transfer to the nearest major trauma centre.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) were the nearest available service at the time of the incident. They were tasked at around 5:30pm and landed at the scene approximately 20 minutes later.

The patient was immobilised at the scene and given pain relief at the scene before being flown to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for further treatment.