BREAKING NEWS... Rider injured in Twyford hunt

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A RIDER had to be rescued by air ambulance after he fell from his horse while taking part in a hunt in Twyford today (Friday, January 6).

The 46-year-old man had fallen from his horse after jumping a hedge and was complaining of lower back pain.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance flew to the scene as the accident happened several fields and more than a mile away from the nearest road and so was inaccessible by a land ambulance.

The helicopter landed in the field next to the patient at around 12.15pm and was kept clear of the other hunt riders, supporters and hounds.

The crew assessed the patient, who had not lost consciousness in the accident, and immobilised him onto a scoop stretcher.

He was airlifted to Royal Derby Hospital.