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Woman, 68, rescued from Dartmoor by Police helicopter after suffering from hypothermia due to broken femur

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: December 08, 2012

The woman was rescued from Dartmoor after breaking her femur

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A 68-year-old female suffering from hypothermia was rescued from Dartmoor by a Police helicopter on Thursday morning.

The Challacombe woman was evacuated after breaking her femur in the early hours of Thursday 6th December.

Police said the condition was deemed to be time critical by paramedics who couldn't safely transport her quickly to the hospital due to icy conditions on the rural roads.

The helicopter was able to land nearby and transport the woman and a paramedic directly to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, reducing a journey of over an hour to ten minutes.

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  • Chris_E  |  December 09 2012, 5:05PM

    Crikey! the Police are using big helicopters these days! Oh no... wait a minute... that's a picture of a British International Helicopters Sikorsky S-61N at Penzance Heliport isn't it? Does your picture editor not have a stock photo of the Police Eurocopter EC-145?