Cornwall Air Ambulance flew six missions to the Isles of Scilly in May, with two trips occurring on the same day.

These were among a total of 55 missions throughout the region in May, bringing the total this year so far to 246.

St Martin’s saw a seriously ill elderly man airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, as was a man in cardiac arrest following a suspected drowning.

The air ambulance flew further patients from the islands to Truro, including a woman with an infected knee, a teenage boy suffering from appendicitis and an elderly lady who was suffering cardiac problems.

The Cornwall Air Ambulance receive no direct government funding or National Lottery grants and therefore relies on public support to raise the £3 million needed to keep the lifesaving helicopter and crew flying each year.

You can help by taking part in the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust lottery, details of whihc can be found at

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