Last year I was on the crew of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (alongside Jane Pattison – CC’d - and a doctor) and attended a murder.
We carried out advanced life support on the victim to the best of our ability which included a procedure rarely seen outside of hospitals or larger cities called a thoracotomy, this is often referred to as open heart surgery. Our efforts were in vain and the man died, but in the trial of his murderer the doctor, Jane and I were mentioned for our ’heroic efforts to save his life’, as were several others.
A certificate with this wording and a reward was presented us on Tuesday 17th July and attached are some photographs of the occasion.
In the pictures along the back row are His Honour Judge Pini QC, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Ian Walter and Under Sheriff of Lincolnshire David Wood. I am at the front and with my crewmate Jane Pattison in one of the pictures