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Injured man airlifted to hospital after presenting at Garda station with burns


A man has been airlifted to hospital after he sustained burns in an accident and went to a local Garda station to seek help, reports Pat Flynn.

Gardaí were surprised to see the man present himself at Ennistymon station this afternoon, but quickly jumped into action and treated the injured man until ambulance paramedics arrived. It’s understood the man suffered burns in an accident in a domestic setting and made his way to Ennistymon Garda station to seek assistance.

Gardaí administered first aid to the injured man and alerted the National Ambulance Service. Paramedics made their way to the Garda station where they assessed and treated the casualty.

A decision was made to have the patient airlifted to hospital in Galway rather than transport him by road ambulance which would have taken up 90 minutes. The National Ambulance Service (NAS) requested the Cork-based charity-funded Irish Community Air Ambulance, Helimed-92, to carry out the mission.

In the meantime, the injured man was taken by ambulance to the playing field at the local CBS school in Ennistymon where a safe landing area and been secured for the air ambulance. The patient was handed over to the helicopter’s advanced paramedic and flown to University Hospital Galway for treatment.

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