Update at 2.40pm, on Sunday, September 14: Pauline Grant from Sussex Horse Rescue said one of their girls was taken to hospital in Brighton in a road ambulance. She was waiting to hear hear more.
Pauline said she understood the girl had fallen and then complained that her back hurt but she didn’t yet know how she had fallen or whether she had come off a horse.
Our original story: Two doctors and a paramedic attended a “medical emergency” at the Sussex Horse Rescue premises in Hempstead Lane, Uckfield, having been transported there by air ambulance.
The helicopter, operated by the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Trust landed at about 1pm. It took off again at about 1.40pm with the doctors and paramedic but no patient.
A South East Coast Ambulance left the horse rescue premises shortly afterwards.
The helicopter crew, who had flown the ambulance from Redhill, were unable to talk about the nature of the emergency.
The helicopter landed in a field just over the railway line behind the Sussex Horse Rescue premises. It circled the field for some time before landing to ensure there were no horses in it.
A video of the crew leaving Uckfield is below.
*The air ambulance is not part of the NHS and is funded almost entirely by donations.
*Mrs A Johnson, from Uckfield, won £247 in last week’s draw for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s 24/7 Club Lottery draw.
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