Injured Holt rugby player airlifted to hospital

East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Bill Smith

East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Bill Smith

An air ambulance was called yesterday evening after a rugby player was injured in Holt.

During a tackle, player Ollie Denton injured his shoulder and needed treatment from the ambulance team.

He was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he was treated before being taken home.

Holt Rugby Club captain, Bruce Van Poortvliet, said: 'When he first did it he said he couldn't feel his arms or legs, he has to go back on Monday for check ups.

'He is at home now and he's not too bad, it was more of a precaution more than anything.'

The club were playing Diss at Bridge Road and won the match 13-0.