CREWS from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance responded to 158 emergency call outs across the region in May, their busiest month of the year so far.

Among the call outs were 51 cardiac arrests, 24 road traffic incidents, 24 falls from height and 23 medical emergencies, such as strokes.

Of the various missions last month, 91 were attended were in the Nursling based charity's aircraft, the most flights in a single month this year, and 67 in various other emergency response vehicles.

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Monday proved the busiest day of the week in May with 29 Monday call outs in total.

Each mission attended by the air ambulance service costs on average £3,320.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has now responded to a total of 640 emergency call-outs so far this year – an average of four missions per day up until the end of May.

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Spokesman Andrew Shelley told the Daily Echo: "We are only able to be there for those in need thanks to your generous donations.

"Your support allows us to give our patients the best chance of survival when the worst happens."

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced Critical Care Team to sick and injured people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most.

Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance Critical Care Team is called out many times a day to attend road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents.

It costs approximately £15,000 a day to keep the service operational and the life-saving service relies entirely on donations from the community.

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