Air ambulance called to elderly man at Stone Cross

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The air ambulance was called out to the Eastbourne area for a second time yesterday, when a elderly man had a fall in Stone Cross.

Kent, Sussex and Surrey air ambulance was called at 4pm yesterday (June 4), to a home in Patcham Mill Road.

An elderly man had suffered a fall, and sustained an arm injury.

The air ambulance landed in a nearby field, and attended the scene alongside South East Coast Ambulance Service paramedics.

The man was assessed, and taken by land ambulance to the trauma unit at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings.

The air ambulance was called out just hours before, after former Eastbourne mayor Beryl Healy was involved in a freak accident outside her home in Pococks Road.

After getting trapped under her car, she was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, but died of her injuries.

For more on the tragic incident, click here.

Tributes to Beryl Healy can be found here.

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