Harpenden woman airlifted to hospital in life threatening condition

An air ambulance landing on Harpenden on Sunday. Picture: Craig Shepheard

An air ambulance landing on Harpenden on Sunday. Picture: Craig Shepheard - Credit: Archant

A woman in a life threatening condition was airlifted to hospital yesterday.

An air ambulance landing in Harpenden on Sunday. Picture: Craig Shepheard

An air ambulance landing in Harpenden on Sunday. Picture: Craig Shepheard - Credit: Archant

At about 1pm on October 8, a woman in her 50s stopped breathing on Harpenden High Street.

Medical crews in a rapid response vehicle, and a helicopter from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, went to the scene to resuscitate her.

A crowd gathered by the commotion, drawn by the helicopter.

After this treatment, she was taken by land ambulance to Harefield Hospital in a critical condition.