Injured Man Restrained, Transferred To Ground Ambulance
Air ambulance work involves difficult missions, but a crew
taking an injured man to a South Carolina hospital had an unusual
added issue when the patient reportedly tried to jump from their
helicopter in flight.
WTLX-TC reports the man was already seriously injured when he
jumped from an SUV at 70 MPH on I-95 about 1845 Eastern Time
Saturday. Then, they say he fought with the crew of the responding
medical helicopter, forcing an emergency landing. Paramedics
reportedly got him in a special restraint which immobilized his
arms and legs, then sent him by ground ambulance for the rest of
the trip to the hospital in Charleston, SC.
Colleton County Fire and Rescue did not identify the man,
describing him only as a 26-year-old laborer. His condition was not