Air ambulance crew told of the moment they had to rush to the aid of a circus performer after he fell from the ‘wheel of death’ in Helicopter ER.
Tonight’s episode of the show, which airs on Really, focuses on star acrobat Khalid, 27, from Yorkshire who plunged into the crowd from a height of about five metres while performing a death-defying stunt on the ‘wheel of death,’ which almost lived up to its name.
His best friend and colleague saw it happen and explains to the paramedics how the stunt went wrong.
‘His hands slid, and he landed over one of the chairs,’ he says. ‘The wheel was spinning when Khalid fell, propelling him towards the crowd where he landed on a member of the audience, luckily breaking his fall.’
During the episode, Doctor Neil, who is accompanied by paramedics Lisa and Tyrone, take off in the air ambulance and relays the information he’s been given by dispatch to his team.
‘The information we’ve been given at the moment is that a man has fallen from the height of some 25-30 feet, and the circus team who made the call have said that he’s landed directly onto his head,’ he says…
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