An airborne medical crew flew to the scene of a riding accident in Clophill this afternoon to help a stricken horse rider.
The Magpas Helimedix team of doctor Ali Tompkins and paramedic Carl Smith worked with land-based ambulance staff after landing at the scene at 12.21pm.
Their patient was a woman in her 40s who had been kicked in the head by a horse in a spot which was tricky for the land-based crew to reach.
The Magpas team assessed the patient, who suffered head and neck injuries.
They then put measures into place to protect her spine, before airlifting her to Milton Keynes Hospital.
On arrival at the hospital, she was conscious and in good spirits.
Dr Tomkins said, “We expect our patient to make a speedy and full recovery. We all wish her well”.
The helicopter team who flew to the scene and on the hospital was pilot Matt Tacon and air observer Zoe Coll.
It was the third time that Helimedix units were called to Bedfordshire emergencies over the weekend.
On Saturday they came to the assistance of an injured rugby player in Biggleswade and a motocross rider in Billington.
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