A seriously ill child was rushed to hospital in an incident where the air ambulance landed in Weymouth.

Paramedics rushed to a report of an incident involving a child.

The child was taken to hospital by a critical care team in a land ambulance.

As previously reported, the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance landed near Weymouth and Portland Rugby Club at around 1pm on Wednesday, July 10.

It was the third air ambulance emergency of the day in Weymouth.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance said: "The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance attended an incident involving a child in the Weymouth area.

"The child was escorted by the air ambulance critical care team in a land ambulance to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester.  

"The team we provided consisted of a doctor and specialist practitioner in critical care, both of whom specialise in pre-hospital emergency medicine.

"The aircraft was crewed as usual, by a pilot and co-pilot."

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 1.060pm on Wednesday, July 10, to an incident in Weymouth.

"We sent three double-crewed land ambulances, an air ambulance and an operations officer to the scene and conveyed one patient by land ambulance to Dorset County Hospital.”