A Norfolk man whose life was saved twice in two weeks by the East Anglian Air Ambulance says it’s vital they start flying round the clock.
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The charity’s been given planning permission to expand their Norwich base to cope with the increased work.
Paul Shattock from East Rudham near Fakenham thought he had indigestion and made a cup of tea. He later collapsed with a cardiac arrest.
Two things saved his life – his wife Jill was able to perform CPR – and he was flown to hospital by air ambulance.
Two weeks later Paul had a second heart attack – and again his wife and the air ambulance saved him.
Paul was lucky – both his heart attacks happened while the Air Ambulance was available.
Now the charity’s been given planning permission to expand its base in Norwich – part of the plan to fly 24-7.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance needs to raise an extra million pounds a year to fly around the clock.