EAST ANGLIA AIR
On Sunday, 7 January 2007, my
boys and I visited the stretch of Hunstanton Beach near the RNLI
Station. We had barely settled in to sandcastle building when I
spotted a team of paramedics heading for the water. Seconds later,
the East Anglia Air Ambulance helicopter was on the scene.
It transpired that Nathan Abbott
(25) and Anthony Stone (24) were Power Kiting using Flexifoil Bullet 4.5m kites in wind speeds of 22mph+.
They were observed by Ian Wilson (25) and James Thomson (24). The friends had travelled from Peterborough to enjoy Old Hunstanton's wide open beaches.
|However, at around 2pm in the afternoon, Nathan, an experienced kiter, was attempting to mimic a jump technique recently taught to him by fellow kiter, Anthony Stone. During the attempt he was lifted approx 6 foot into the air but landed awkwardly and upon impact immediately knew he'd broken his lower right leg.|
While James kept
Nathan warm and
comfort, Ian made
the 999 call
and ran to
Rapid Response man.
assessment of the leg
break it was decided
that 'Anglia One',
the East Anglian Air
Ambulance should be
called into action to
rescue Nathan from
He was subsequently
taken to the Queen
at King's Lynn.
Despite experiencing a dull pain and nausea, Nathan said: "Everyone
He also voiced his
This story just goes to show how much we depend
on the Air Ambulance Service and how they need funds.
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Unfortunately, due to some bleeding complication,
Nathan's surgery was delayed until Monday.
We hope to hear that Nathan is recovering well after a successful surgery.