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Builders merchant escapes helicopter crash

The manager of the Bath branch of builders merchant Sydenhams was among three men injured in a helicopter crash last week.

He was among three men hurt when the helicopter came down in Salisbury.

Ian Sutton, along with waste site owner Andy Ridings, and nightclub owner Mike Rosser were able to pull themselves free of the wreckage after the accident near Salisbury.

They had been attending a meeting in Salisbury when the helicopter engine failed on the return journey.

The helicopter crashed into the woods from a height of around 60ft, but all three men suffered only relatively minor injuries.

Sutton was taken to Salisbury District Hospital by ambulance for treatment for a suspected dislocated ankle.

Ridings and Rosser, who suffered broken ribs, were taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance as a precaution because paramedics were worried they could have neck or head injuries.

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Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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