THE air ambulance was scrambled to Helston yesterday evening and could be seen landing on the pitch at Helston Rugby Club.  

Local reports suggest that a woman out roller skating had badly injured her leg.

It was reported locally that the woman had broken her leg whilst out in Coronation Park but when the air ambulance arrived the crew found that her injuries did not require her to be airlifted.

The ambulance lands near Coronation Park

The ambulance landed near the rugby ground

The air ambulance landed on Helston Rugby Ground at around quarter past six last night.

People living in the neighbouring area, which is largely residential, came out of their houses to see it land after hearing the sound of the rotor blades. 

However, casualty was said to be treated at the scene before being taken to hospital by South Western Ambulance Service.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Air ambulance said: "Cornwall Air Ambulance was tasked to reports of a female with a leg injury in Helston.

"The crew arrived on scene at 6.18pm to assess the patient, and found her injuries did not require her to be airlifted.

"The patient was transported to hospital by South Western Ambulance Service."

Cornwall Air Ambulance is the charity that provides critical care to the most seriously sick and injured people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The crew attend more than 1000 missions every year.

Around 60% of the missions are in response to medical incidents and the remainder are due to severe traumatic injuries, such as falls from height and road traffic collisions. One in four missions are for patients suffering cardiac arrest, while one in ten are to help children.

Taking to the skies in 1987, Cornwall Air Ambulance was the first air ambulance in the UK. It has now completed more than 29,000 missions, saving countless lives. Given the county’s isolated beaches, rural settlements and challenging road networks, Cornwall Air Ambulance is considered a lifeline by residents and visitors alike and it is all publicly funded.