Friday, 20 October 2017

Man suffers fall in Tesco

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after suffering a fall in Tesco

A MAN was airlifted to hospital today after suffering a fall in Tesco in Henley.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the store off Reading Road at about 12.45pm.

The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance landed in Jubilee Park opposite.

Emergency services worked on the 54-year-old, who was with his wife, for around an hour. He was shielded by cages near the fruit and vegetable aisle.

He was taken from the store on stretcher, loaded into the ambulance and taken a short distance across the car park to the entrance to Jubilee Park, where he was loaded into the air ambulance.

Guy Dunkley, station commander at Slade Park fire station in Headington, said: "We were called to offer assistance to a 54-year-old adult male who has tripped and suffered a head injury.

"It was a joint service operation between the fire service, Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service to prepare the casualty in a position to be taken to hospital via helicopter. The prognosis is good."

Store manager Simon Warren said: "My team worked closely with the ambulance service to ensure our customer and his partner received the best care possible. We wish him a full and speedy recovery."

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