An air ambulance was called to Kings Langley yesterday evening, after a 94-year-old man fell and broke one of his legs.

The helicopter landed in the Primrose Hill recreation ground shortly after 8pm, after the pensioner was injured on a narrow boat on the Grand Union Canal, which runs through the back of the park.

The man was eventually taken by a land ambulance to Watford General Hospital. The East Anglia Air Ambulance was called because of its specialist equipment and crew.