Paramedic Dom Tolputt and Emergency Care Assistant Ellis Mead were called to help Philippa, whose horse reared up when it was frightened by workmen.
Philippa, who’s been riding horses for more than fifty years, fell on her lower back and was in a lot of pain with a suspected pelvic fracture.
The team decided to call the air ambulance because the boggy flooding meant that they couldn’t get their ambulance near enough to Philippa, who had been lying injured and immobile on muddy ground for an hour and was at risk of hypothermia.
The helicopter flew from RAF Benson in South Oxfordshire with senior critical care paramedic Lisa and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Consultant Simon.
Philippa was flown to hospital where a trauma team were waiting for her. She received multiple x-rays and a CT scan to assess her injuries.
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