Everybody knows of somebody who has been airlifted and nobody knows who might need it next. When every minute matters, the speed of the air ambulance can be the difference between life and death, between a family kept together or broken apart.
The rural nature of Cornwall makes the air ambulance essential to treat the most critically ill patients in the county. By road it could take hours to reach hospital, by air it is minutes.
Meeting saved patients and learning about their experiences is always an emotional time. Read the stories below to learn how those patients survived their darkest hours and remain together today thanks to Cornwall Air Ambulance and the support you give them.
Every person is a life saved
“You never know when you’ll need the heroes in the sky”
On New Year’s Eve 2020, a family from Truro were involved in a head-on collision which left a mum and daughter with life-changing injuriesMore
“I wake up every morning and give thanks to the wonderful people who brought me back”
A granddad has celebrated what he’s calling his ‘third birthday’, three years after suffering a cardiac arrest and being airlifted by Cornwall Air AmbulanceMore
“If they didn’t come, we would have drowned without a doubt”
On the 21st October 2021, 22-year-old Angharad Elliott was on a family holiday when she suddenly suffered a seizure on the Cornish coast path, and fell 40ft from the cliff into a ravine below.More
“I don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for them”
Gillian Allen was out cycling with her husband on the August bank holiday in 2015 when she was involved in a collision which changed her life.More
tasked in 2022
were to medical incidents
suffered cardiac arrests
were road-traffic related