Sunday 26th May 2013 – 8.30pm – Claire Brown.
A man has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition following a hang glider crash in Shropshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Midland Gliding Club on Long Mynd, Church Stretton, shortly before 6.00pm this evening (Sunday). An ambulance, a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The 31 year old man had reportedly been hang gliding when he crashed on landing. Crews assessed the man and found he had sustained serious neck and back injuries. He was given pain relief to help stabilise his condition before crews worked carefully to immobilise his neck and back with the use of a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint.
“Once stabilised and packaged, the man was then carried by the crews to the awaiting helicopter where he was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.”