Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

HELP our Helicopter Heroes to save lives

The Charity Director for the County Air Ambulance Trust, HELP Appeal has appealed to the public to dig deep this Christmas and help them to save lives by donating towards more and facilities for critically ill patients who need to be airlifted to hospital. The HELP Appeal is part of an ongoing programme to raise the funds…

Hospital Helipad celebrates a busy first year

Southampton General Hospital and the Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads Appeal (HELP Appeal) is this week celebrating the first anniversary of the hospital’s onsite helipad. This life saving piece of equipment, which officially opened on a year ago, received its first two patient landings within hours of being declared open and fit for purpose. It has since helped…

Environment Agency: Flood Risk Latest

There are currently two flood warnings and 30 flood alerts in place across the South East. The flood warnings are for the River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to Cherwell Bridge and for the River Blackwater for Landford, Wellow Mill and Wade Bridge in Hampshire. Rainfall totals reached 20mm in some parts of the region overnight…

Young driver rescued after river plunge

Emergency services were called to Bishopstoke Rd just before midnight to rescue a trapped driver after a car left the road and  ended up in the river in almost the same circumstances which claimed the life of a local man 11 years ago The silver Fiat Punto crashed through railings and came to rest with…

Police close M27 in airport emergency

An emergency landing at Southampton Airport caused a rush hour snarl up this morning after an aircraft with engine problems caused Police to close the M27 briefly. At about 8.48 a flybe Dash 8 Q400 enroute to Jersey lost power to the starboard engine shortly after takeoff and was forced to return to the airport. All emergency…

Air Ambulance scrambled in Derby Rd drama

Police and emergency services – a total of five police cars, two ambulances and the Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance – all converged on Derby Rd earlier this evening (October 16) after it was reported a boy had been knocked off his bicycle. A 16 year-old student on his way home from college had been…

Fire crews evacuate 46 people at Nursling

Four people are suffering from nausea at Nursling Ind estate in Southampton after an unknown smell, believed to be gas, was detected and 46 people were evacuated. At 07:28hrs today (11 October), fire crew were alerted to the incident and arrived to find casualties conscious and breathing, but suffering from nausea from the inhalation of…

Scouts rescued from mud at Itchen Valley

A scout group has been recovered from marshland in Itchen Valley Country Park near Southampton this afternoon. At about 4.30 this afternoon a multi-agency operation helped rescue 16 scouts and three leaders as they became stuck in marshland at Itchen Valley Country Park, Southampton. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance, Solent Coastguard and…

Drains likely cause of mystery fumes

Fumes which led to a Boyatt Wood dental surgery being evacuated and a shopping centre car park being cordoned off last week  most likely came from drains – possibly from another premises – a spokesperson for the practice has said. Three members of staff were effected by the smell and Hampshire Fire and Rescue mobilised five fire…

Firefighters rescue stranded horse at Brambridge

  Firefighters from Eastleigh have  rescued a horse which had slipped and fallen over a dead tree in a field on Brambridge Park on Friday. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Control operators mobilised one fire appliance and the multi-role vehicle from Eastleigh  Fire Station and the animal rescue vehicle team from Lyndhurst, together with an…

Resident fears for kids at busy road crossing

A local resident is launching a campaign to improve road crossing facilities along Passfield Avenue describing the current arrangement on the busy road as “a serious accident waiting to happen”. Miguel Castro – who lives on Passfield Avenue – had already raised concerns in October both with the council and members on Eastleigh Local Area…

Spectacular car accident on Fair Oak Road

An Audi car ended up on its roof last night after a spectacular crash on the B3037 Bishopstoke road after clipping a kerb. The police, ambulance and fire and rescue service all sped to the scene at about 8 pm last night but fortunately there were no serious injuries. Twitter user @d4ve0 who was driving…

Police in rapid response to sudden death

Residents in Derby Road were alarmed yesterday afternoon as a sudden influx of police cars, including armed response vehicles, parked in the road suggesting a serious incident was taking place. Sadly it transpired that a local resident had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at their home on Southampton Road and police had responded rapidly to…

Workers suffer chemical burns

Fire crews were called to the United Parcels services site in Dutton Lane this morning after six members of staff suffered chemical burns. Five men and one woman needed medical treatment after they discovered a chemical substance in the back of a truck at the parcel depot. The Crews were called just after 7 am…

Fast response to aircraft mayday

Local emergency services were able to test their response to an airport emergency on Saturday afternoon after Southampton Airport received a mayday call from an incoming aircraft. A private light aircraft with two people on board were reported by the airport to have a jammed throttle at 3.05pm. All relevant emergency services were available and…