A STAITHES woman was airlifted to safety after injuring herself when she slipped on ice near to her home.
Due to icy conditions a land ambulance was unable to access the 49-year-old and so the Great North Air Ambulance’s Guardian of the North helicopter was called to the scene.
A spokesperson for the air ambulance said: “The weather was deteriorating badly and considering the condition of the surrounding roads, it was thought that airlifting the patient would be the quickest and safest way of transporting her for the additional care that she needed.”
The woman sustained injuries to her neck and was treated at the scene by paramedics and a doctor from the GNAA.
She was then airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in just 11 minutes, where she remains in a stable condition.