Rugby player airflifted

AN air ambulance was called out at the weekend following a rugby accident.

The helicopter Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was scrambled to a school pitch in Bakewell, thought to be Lady Manners, on Saturday afternoon.

A 13-year-old was taken to hospital after suffering from a neck injury.

The chopper landed on the pitch just after midday

Paramedic for the DLRAA, Dave Roberts said: “ We were called in to help by our colleagues from the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

“They had given the patient pain relief and also fitted a neck collar.

“They took the decision to call us because the flight to Sheffield Children’s Hospital is so much smoother than making the same journey by road.

“Our DLRAA doctor on board was able to contact the teenager’s mother enroute to hospital to reassure her.”