The County Air Ambulance raced to London to get an antidote for a Midland woman after she was bitten by a snake.
The woman from Stafford was bitten by an adder - Britain’s only native venomous snake - while out walking near the Millford Common area of Cannock Chase last Monday.
In spite of a national shortage of antidote for the snake’s venom, the medical team arranged to get one from the toxicology unit at Guy’s Hospital in London and bring it back to the patient at Stafford Hospital.
It was couriered across London by motorcyclist who handed it to the air ambulance, with the round trip taking one hour and 45 minutes.
The woman was discharged from hospital two days later.