THE air ambulance responded to a call to Mablethorpe beach on Tuesday afternoon to fly an injured patient to hospital.
The elderly lady fell from her push bike whilst cycling near to the beach and suffered a suspected fractured arm.
With the East Midlands Ambulance Service unable to reach her by land and the local Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance on another job, the air ambulance from Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland was called to the scene.
The woman was flown to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston for further treatment.
An onlooker said: “At the point where the path detours around the apartment block on the south side of Mablethorpe it drops about 20 feet on an incline of approximately one in four.
“The lady cyclist hit an accumulation of sand at the bottom of the incline which destabilised her balance and she fell off injuring herself.
“Might be a good idea to warn holidaymakers of the risk of shifting sand creating pathway accumulations”
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