Monday, 25 August 2014
First British ebola victim arrives in UK
William Pooley (pictured) has been airlifted back to London tonight after contracting the deadly virus while trying to save lives in Sierra Leone.
He was pictured being loaded into an ambulance before being transported from RAF Northolt in west London, where his plane touched down, across the capital to the Royal Free Hospital. There he will receive treatment in the hospital's isolation ward. Despite the dangers, Mr Pooley, 29, had selflessly volunteered to serve in a makeshift clinic where other nurses had died from ebola or were too scared to come into work.