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Man suffers shotgun injuries in Eastbourne

A man was seriously injured by a shotgun this morning (Thursday May 20, 2010) in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Rowley Cottingham, a doctor working for SIMCAS (South-East Coast Immediate Care Scheme) was mobilised along with the Ambulance Service after a gunshot was heard. Dr Cottingham and the paramedics worked to provide expert care before transporting the man to Eastbourne District General Hospital by ambulance. The air ambulance also attended.

Rowley, who is also a consultant in the Emergency Department at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton said “We were able to get the man comfortable and reduce his pain as well as stabilising some serious injuries before transferring him to hospital”.

The man is in hospital with facial injuries. His condition is not thought to be critical.

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