This is the Northumbria Air Ambulance taking off from a car park opposite The Office public house in Victoria Road, South Shields.
A youngster had been knocked down by a bus in Westoe Road, but fortunately his injuries were not severe enough to require this helicopter, he was taken to a local hospital by road instead. However the incident caused quite a stir as many of us exited the local shops to see what was going on.
I took this small series of shots as I joined the nosey onlookers, you can see a much larger version here.
This all just reminds me, someone bought me a small radio controlled helicopter for my birthday, it has a tiny camera located in its nose, I really ought to learn how to fly it and perhaps have some fun with ariel photography :-)
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Read my views in Curly's Corner Shop, to find out a little more about my home town South Shields.
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