How the Dragonboat Festival helps our patients

Five years ago, former patient, Jack Smiddy, championed his brother's team at the 2015 Dragonboat Festival, which was raising money for Devon Air Ambulance following the serious motorbike accident that changed Jack's life forever. Read more

Promise for Paige

When patients require regular assistance, sometimes only the Air Ambulance can get there in time. Read more

Twins double up on airlifts

Every parent dreads their child needing emergency medical care, but these parents' twins doubled up on the drama by both needing an airlift... Read more

A crash that inspired a new career

Devon Air Ambulance paramedics treat around 1,200 patients a year, many of whom will be airlifted to hospital. Statistically, the charity hears from about 15% of these patients, and it can be days, months or even years later as Daniel's story attests. Read more

A sting in the tail

A holiday lost its buzz when Noel fell foul of an angry wasp, requiring swift medical intervention. Read more

When a camping break becomes a break while camping

Mike was camping near Salcombe when a slippery slope changed his holiday destination. Read more

Stuck in the mud - no fun for Angela

Angela Major was taking a scenic walk with her son when a miss-step out them both in a bit of a predicament. Read more

Cyclist swaps bike for helicopter in Dartmoor incident

68-year old Stephen Merron had just started out on his Lands End to John O-Groats cycling challenge when his plans changed radically. Read more

From emergency surgery, to a happy anniversary

Patient Liaison Officer, Debbie Gregory, hears from an incredibly brave family who had more than most to contend with. Story as featured in Helipad, Spring 2018. Read more

From broken knees to a knees up: motorcyclist celebrates recovery

As we look forward to our annual Motorcycle Ride Out, the date of this year’s event, 15th July, will certainly bring back memories for one particular motorcyclist. Read more

Harry Tansley's Dramatic Christmas

Christmas can be a demanding time of year for many families, but for few more so than for the Tansleys. Read more