Update – Major Incident at Clutha Vaults in Glasgow

 Saturday 30 November 2013

The Scottish Ambulance Service responded to the helicopter incident at Clutha Vaults with 10 ambulances, four paramedic response units and six officers, as well as two Ambulance Special Operations teams, specially trained Emergency Medical Retrieval doctors and critical care paramedics, some of whom remain on scene at the incident. The first ambulance response was on scene in around one minute from the initial call.

Thirty-two people have been taken to hospitals across Glasgow following the incident on Friday night when a Police Scotland helicopter came down on the roof of a busy city centre pub. The injured have been taken to the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Western Infirmary.

The helicopter - a Eurocopter EC135 T2 – came down on the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub on Stockwell Street, Glasgow at around 2225 on Friday night.

Scottish Ambulance Service teams are working closely with Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Ambulance Special Operations Teams are specially trained and equipped to respond to major incidents and rescue situations.

The thoughts of everyone at the Scottish Ambulance Service are with those affected by this tragic incident.