'This rescue incident was a superb example of teamwork'
Landing on the access track would have been the most obvious place, but it would have made it considerably more difficult for the team carrying the casualty to the helicopter.
We therefore made a crew decision to land close to the area.
Due to the soft, muddy ground, I held the aircraft's weight on the rotors to ensure the helicopter did not get bogged down.
This allowed the casualty to be loaded on board swiftly and minimised the time needed to get him to hospital.
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This rescue incident was a superb example of teamwork, with all the people with the essential, life-saving skills needed to sustain the casualty's life were in place.
With every second being vital, the casualty was carefully carried on a stretcher, borne by several members of Humberside Police, into the Sea King helicopter waiting nearby.
Once on board, the ambulance paramedic continued to co-ordinate the undertaker's medical care and CPR during the short, seven-minute flight to Hull Royal Infirmary.
It was during the final few minutes of this flight that the undertaker started to show signs of life as he began to breathe unassisted. However, Mr Cogan continued to receive intensive medical care.