I glared out the window only to see the normally busy road deserted...
I rushed outside as I realised that what I thought was drilling was a helicopter circling very low. It was the air ambulance looking for a spot to land.
After a perilous hover, slotting itself between telephone lines, it must have been a relief to the pilot to be safely on the ground, as the gas turbine engines whined to a halt.
With the rotors at a standstill, the crew sprung into a calm, but efficient routine.
The casualty was being treated in a waiting ambulance, as the helicopter was prepared.
The gas turbines wound into life, while the sound of the blades rose to a deafening roar. Hesitantly the impressive machine hauled itself into the air, before gaining its grace and soaring off into the sky.