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VIDEO: Mum tells of Air Ambulance Mission to Save Son
6:01am 23rd August 2012
A Padstow mum has told Pirate FM how a trip to the doctor ended with Cornwall Air Ambulance being scrambled to save her two week old baby.
Hazel Brocklebank's GP made the call after spotting little Oly had pneumonia.
You can hear Hazel's story here...
The Air Ambulance costs around £2m a year to run and flies around 1,000 rescue missions a year.
Land's End is hosting a fundraising day on Thursday for the Air Ambulance, to mark its 25th anniversary.
As well as fireworks, circus performers and wingwalkers, visitors will be able to watch the helicopter land.
Paramedic Mark Fezzard said: "It is the difference between life and death. The road ambulances get there really quickly as well sometimes and we're able to get them to hospital really quickly also so it's a big team effort but between us, we do make a difference.
"Seconds make a lot of difference. Even with people that are having a heart attack now in Cornwall, we can take them to the appropriate unit, we can send the appropriate data with their ECG that'll tell the hospital that they are having a heart attack and they will go straight up to theatre."
See the air ambulance taking off from its new base at Newquay Airport here...6:01am 23rd August 2012
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