Thames Valley Air Ambulance crews have been chosen to star in a new More4 series showing emergency services responding to real life and death situations within the community.

In a setting where every minute counts, the 10-part series will give viewers a glimpse of what it’s like to jump aboard a Thames Valley Air Ambulance helicopter or buckle up in one of its Critical Care Response Vehicles.

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Among the call outs, the air ambulance crews will be filmed at a serious motocross incident where a man fell 12 feet, attending to a motorcyclist with an open femur fracture and a suspected crossbow shooting.

Kevin Letchford, Clinical Shift Manager and Critical Care Paramedic at Thames Valley Air Ambulance, who features in the series, said: “Our doctors and paramedics are trained for every eventuality so that we can give seriously ill and injured patients the best possible chance of survival and recovery. But every shift is different and we never know where the next call will take us.

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“This programme gives viewers a unique chance to put themselves in our shoes. Come on board with us, as we care for real people, on possibly the worst day of their lives. While you watch the show, remember that we are completely funded by the generosity of our community – so it is thanks to our supporters that we are there when the worst happens.”

The new 10-part series of Emergency Helicopter Medics, starts on Sunday, May 22 at 9pm on More4.

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