Man airlifted from golf club after 12ft plunge

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after falling through a loft hatch at a golf club. The 29-year-old was rescued by paramedics from Hertfordshire Air Ambulance at around 11am yesterday

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after falling through a loft hatch at a golf club.

The 29-year-old was rescued by paramedics from Hertfordshire Air Ambulance at around 11am yesterday (Monday).

The man fell approximately 12ft at London Hatfield Country Club and received pelvic and leg injuries.

The helicopter crew landed on the Essendon golf course to attend the scene.

Helicopter paramedic Mike Yeldham said: "Due to the nature of the injuries the man had sustained, the best route to get him to hospital was by air.

"The land crew's quick-thinking, help and assistance was very much appreciated.

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"Following further treatment and stabilisation by paramedics, emergency medical technicians and a doctor at the scene, the injured man was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow."

A golf club spokeswoman said they are investigating.