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Man flown to Newcastle after medical emergency in Keswick
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to Keswick at around 3.50pm yesterday, after a request for assistance from a BASICS doctor

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The early results of a new trial carrying plasma onboard the Great North Air Ambulance Service has seen yet more “unexpected survivors."

Plasma provides vital clotting components to help blood clots to form and to stop bleeding.

Following a review of five months’ data, results demonstrate what the region’s trauma experts had hoped for - that carrying defrosted fresh frozen plasma as well...
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“GNAAS did everything they could," says mother-of-three Jayne Stephenson, who is raising funds in memory of her partner.

Andrew Dodds was killed in a serious car accident on Low Lane near Ingleby Barwick in 2008.

Jayne will now compete in an amateur boxing match for GNAAS [ Bit.ly Link ]
We airlifted three patients from a serious car crash near Carlisle, a walker who'd fallen 50ft in Borrowdale and an 18-month-old infant injured in a fall in Appleby. For more see [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Our bird's eye view of the new bridge being built across the River Wear in Sunderland. It's starting to take shape!
We’ve had some helping hands sprucing up our clothing depot at Skirskill Industrial Park, near Penrith.

Building materials firm, CEMEX UK, had no hesitation in taking up a spot of painting and decorating to make it an attractive place to be for our army of volunteers.

They visited our operational base at Langwathby during the lunch break to see the heli and meet the crew.

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Club captain at Hunley Hotel & Golf Club, David Smelt, has handed over £4,100 raised from a year's fundraising in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Harriet from our fundraising team was very pleased to accept the cheque today.
“No act of kindness, however small, is wasted.” ❤
Incidents we have attended include a man in cardiac arrest in Kendal, a six-hour call-out to a man who had fallen 90 feet on a Lake District fell, a woman who had taken ill in Penrith and a woman injured on a farm in Brough. For more see [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today Roseberry Academy in Great Ayton collected dozens of bags full of clothes in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

Pupil Erin, has an extra special reason why she supports the charity – her father is a GNAAS paramedic, and so she encouraged school friends to empty their wardrobes to fill a bag with clothes donations for “daddy’s helicopter.”

Pictured is paramedic Tim...
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The Hamsterley Beast has now sold out! A whopping 500 bikers will descend on Hamsterley Forest to tackle a truly epic ride and raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

AND there’s still chance to get involved if you missed out! The volunteer-led event would not be possible without an awesome group of people – our marshals, and more hands are needed on the day to ensure it goes...
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The best friend of a man who was saved by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has paid tribute to paramedics by saying “not all heroes wear capes.”

Simon Robinson, 28, from Carlisle, has thanked GNAAS after his friend, Steven Higgins, was flown to hospital by the charity following a serious crash on the A66 near Penrith four years ago today.

“Without GNAAS, he wouldn’t have made...
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"Not all heroes wear capes" says grateful friend | Great North Air Ambulance Service

"It was wonderful to meet such kind, hardworking and dedicated people," said Sophie, who has thanked the crew which went to the aid of her brother.

Sophie and friend James have now started training for the Great North Run in memory of her brother, Michael, who died in a serious motorcycle collision in Upper Weardale, County Durham, in 2015.

"We are so grateful to everyone before us who has...
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Woman runs in memory of brother

We were called to Whitby after a man suffered a cardiac event [ Bit.ly Link ]

Man airlifted from Whitby after cardiac event

And the award goes to…

EE North Tyneside, building two, are supporting the charity this year and as EE are sponsoring the Rising Star category in tonight’s BAFTA awards, our mascot Miles had the chance to walk their teal carpet.

Miles and the rest of the crew will always be stars in our eyes!
We were called to the A5074 at Crosthwaite at 12.09pm yesterday, after a collision involving two motorcyclists and a HGV. The GNAAS team treated a man in his 50s for a serious leg injury before he was flown to hospital in Preston. See more of this week's news at:
The Great North Run 2017 – don’t put it off any longer! Feel amazing and raise funds for your local air ambulance. Sign up now! Visit [ Bit.ly Link ]

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We were called to Thirlmere today after a man fell ill at the wheel. Shortly after, we airlifted a man from Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for specialist treatment, after he was involved in a serious crash on the A66 near Penrith in the early hours of the morning. For more news [ Bit.ly Link ]