Air Ambulance uses Driffield Show arena as landing zone after man goes into cardiac arrest

Dramatic scenes unfolded at the 143rd Driffield Show when the Air Ambulance had to use an arena to make an emergency landing.

Air Ambulance

Events in the countryside arena did not go quite to plan as a man who had suffered a cardiac arrest required the help of the air ambulance, which used the plot as a makeshift landing zone yesterday.

Staff were scrambled to the arena to clear the area.

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David Tite, chief executive of Driffield Agricultural Society, later reported that the man had been responsive to treatment.

“We wish him all the very best and hope he makes a speedy recovery,” Mr Tite said

Driffield Show attracted around 25,000 visitors to its showfield in Kelleythorpe for its 143rd installment.

Free entry for under 12s was introduced in response to calls from the community to make the show more affordable and a new countryside arena featuring gun dogs, fly fishing and pond dipping, along with a reworked horticulture section featuring a floral art and gardens theatre, added to the depth of content as organisers tweaked this latest edition.

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