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Navy flies poorly Jake to hospital

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

Jake is carried to the helicopter by Petty Officer Craig Gabraitis, with an aircrewman and trainee paramedic also in attendance.

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A FIVE-YEAR-OLD Scillonian boy has not only the best in medical treatment but also enjoyed his first flight in a Royal Navy helicopter.

A Search and Rescue Sea King helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose was scrambled to the Isles of Scilly on Saturday morning to transfer Jake to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Jake, who was suffering from respiratory difficulties, was waiting for the helicopter to arrive at St Mary's airport while being looked after by SWASFT and regular 771 Squadron paramedic Wayne Davey. Taken into care by Petty Officer Craig Gabraitis, the Culdrose crew took him and his mother to Truro where he received further treatment.

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