In October 2015 Rosanna and her family were staying in Rock for their summer holiday.
Her father Tom said: “I found my two year old daughter unconscious, having fallen from a top bunk bed. It was by a long way the most frightening thing I have experienced in my life. Thankfully she was still alive and after a minute or two I brought her round and established that she wasn’t paralysed either.
“Nonetheless, there seemed to be something very wrong and so I called the ambulance service. What happened next came as a surprise – because the nearest ambulance was too far away and, I guess, the risk level was considered high enough, I was informed that the air ambulance was being sent. The helicopter arrived incredibly quickly, no more than 10 minutes after the operator told me this decision had been made. They landed on the beach and two paramedics jogged up to the house, asking me a few questions along the way.
Cornwall Air Ambulance flew Rosanna and her mother to Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro in just ten minutes and Rosanna made a full recovery.
“We want you to know how grateful we are to all the people involved in this event for taking such exceptional care of our daughter. At all times each member of your team was calm, gentle and clear with what they were doing. The high level of training and their skills and talent were self-evident – they were all extremely impressive. Their professionalism and attitude were second to none and each and every person did a fantastic job.”