24 May '12, 8am

This is why you might have seen an RAF rescue helicopter in Regents Park this morning:

This is why you might have seen an RAF rescue helicopter in Regents Park this morning:

A Royal Air Force helicopter crew battled through fog to transfer a seriously ill child from Norfolk to London’s Great Ormond Street children’s hospital. Rescue 125, a search and rescue Sea King helicopter based at Wattisham in Suffolk, was scrambled last night (22 May 12) to carry a 3 year old boy with heart failure from Great Yarmouth’s James Paget Hospital to Great Ormond Street. Despite increasingly foggy weather in East Anglia, the crew were able to pick up the boy and transport him to a helicopter landing site in Regent’s Park used for the London hospital. However, with fog now preventing a return to base and having used all their fuel reserves, it was decided that it was safer to remain in London. The unusual parking arrangement meant Londoners on their way to work through the park this morning were greeted by the sight of a 22 metre long yellow helicopter. Wing Com...

Full article: http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/raf-sar-rescue-24052012

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