RAF Helicopter rescue takes pair to Southend Airport

Echo: The type of helicopter involved. The type of helicopter involved.

AN RAF rescue helicopter winched two men from mud and flew them to Southend Airport on Tuesday.

The pair had been on the River Medway in Kent, ran their boat aground and had tried to walk back on to land but got stuck.

The rescue chopper was called in after they had been located by the coastguard, just after 6.20pm.

They were taken straight to Southend Hospital after their landing. One of the men was suffering from severe hypothermia, the condition of the other man was not known.

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10:13am Wed 19 Feb 14

andyh says...

"severe hyperthermia"? Try hypothermia - I don't think he was on the point of bursting into flames!
"severe hyperthermia"? Try hypothermia - I don't think he was on the point of bursting into flames! andyh
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10:49am Wed 19 Feb 14

stopmoaning1 says...

Wow, a helicopter landed at an airport!
What else could possibly happen in this crazy world?
Wow, a helicopter landed at an airport! What else could possibly happen in this crazy world? stopmoaning1
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11:10am Wed 19 Feb 14

RochfordRob says...

Why didn't they take them to a Hospital in Kent?
Why didn't they take them to a Hospital in Kent? RochfordRob
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1:30pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Ed Woods says...

I remember when the helicopters landed at Southend Hospital so the casualties could be taken straight to the hospital with minimum delay - but that was before the built all the extra car parking places over where the helicopters used to land.
I remember when the helicopters landed at Southend Hospital so the casualties could be taken straight to the hospital with minimum delay - but that was before the built all the extra car parking places over where the helicopters used to land. Ed Woods
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7:57pm Wed 19 Feb 14

whataday says...

Why does the headline say the helicopter took them to Southend Airport?????

Have they opened a new A & E Department there?
Why does the headline say the helicopter took them to Southend Airport????? Have they opened a new A & E Department there? whataday
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8:10pm Wed 19 Feb 14

stopmoaning1 says...

whataday wrote:
Why does the headline say the helicopter took them to Southend Airport?????

Have they opened a new A & E Department there?
Why does the headline say the helicopter took them to Southend Airport?????

Because the helicopter took them to Southend Airport.
Why so many question marks?
[quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: Why does the headline say the helicopter took them to Southend Airport????? Have they opened a new A & E Department there?[/p][/quote]Why does the headline say the helicopter took them to Southend Airport????? Because the helicopter took them to Southend Airport. Why so many question marks? stopmoaning1
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