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Airlift for marshal badly injured at 4x4 off-roading event near Lyndhurst

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The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

A MARSHAL at a 4x4 off-roading event was badly hurt after becoming trapped between two of the vehicles taking part.

Firefighters, paramedics and police responded to the incident, which took place on the Muddy Bottom course in the grounds of Minstead Manor in the Blackwater area of Lyndhurst.

The casualty, a New Milton man in his 30s, ended up trapped between a Suzuki Jimny and a Land Rover Discovery around 12.40pm on Sunday. It is understood that he had been helping to guide one of the vehicles out of the mud at the time.

Due to the location’s terrain, the fire crew from Brockenhurst had to be transported across it to the crash scene in one of the 4x4s that had been taking part in the event.

On arrival, they were only required to make the scene safe and clear a landing space for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance.

The paramedic response also included a hazardous area response team in its all-terrain Polaris vehicle.

Having suffered serious leg injuries, the casualty was flown by the helicopter to Southampton General Hospital.

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