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Medics help injured dad survive to celebrate son's first Christmas

Adam Shailer suffered 18 broken ribs and a shattered pelvis after a crash on his motorbike.

A dad from Peterborough who didn't think he'd survive to see his son's first Christmas after crashing his motorbike and being run over by a car, has thanked the medics who saved his life.

Adam Shailer suffered serious injuries including 18 broken ribs and a pelvis broken in 29 places. He spent five months in hospital.

He was riding his motorbike to work in August 2016 when he collided with a car near Huntingdon.

Magpas Air Ambulance said he was one of the most injured patients they had ever treated and their care saved his life.

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Marathon effort by woman hurt in riding accident

A woman from Newmarket has pledged to run the London Marathon - despite shattering her ankle in a riding accident. Cat Elliott is raising money for the MAGPAS Helimedix who flew in and gave the emergency treatment that meant she could walk again.

Cat Elliott and the Magpas helicopter she's raising money for. Credit: ITV ANGLIA

Cat has two metal plates and 11 screws holding her right ankle together but the 40 year old is determined she will complete all 26.2 miles of the London Marathon in April.

Cat's leg shattered in several places. Credit: Cat Elliott


Girl meets medics who flew in to save her life

Abaigh O'Gallagher from Hertfordshire was left fighting for her life after she was hit by a car in September 2013. The MAGPAS helimedics flew in and gave her critical treatment as she lay in the road.

On Saturday afternoon, Abaigh went to the MAGPAS base at Wyton near Huntingdon to say thank you to the helimedics who were on board that day and who may well have saved her life.

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Magpas calls for more people to become life-savers

A campaign has been launched by the Huntingdon based emergency medical charity Magpas, to encourage everyone to learn CPR.

The charity says it is treating an increasing number of cases of heart attacks in men and women and even children.

They say it's often members of the public who are first on the scene and who can make the biggest difference. Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.


MAGPAS teach first aid

MAGPAS training session Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Emergency Medical Charity MAGPAS are running a campaign in Huntingdon today, trying to get more people to learn the skills of CPR.

As part of the charity's campaign, former patients whose lives have been saved by CPR, will be teaching first aid.

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New air ambulance takes to the skies

A new air ambulance has taken to the skies over the East of England. The emergency medical charity Magpas officially unveiled its new aircraft on Thursday along with a new training facility for its medics in Cambridgeshire.

The charity says the helicopter, which is able to fly at night, and the training centre in Huntingdon, mean it can now move towards its goal of providing 24-hour cover, seven days a week.

Click below for a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Man critical after head injury

MAGPAS helicopter Credit: Digital Photogrpahy/Rob Holding

Helicopter medics from the medical charity Magpas were called to an incident in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire yesterday after a man suffered a serious head injury.

It is unclear how the man, in his 30's, received his injuries.

The man was accompanied to Addenbrooke's Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

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