Sunday 22nd September 2013 – 10.30am – Suzie Fothergill.

A man has been injured following an incident in Worcestershire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a man who had fallen out of a tree in a wooded area near to Sherridge Road in Leigh Sinton shortly after 1.20am this morning.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a group of campers, down a steep embankment and near to a wooded area approximately 70 metres from the road.

“One of the campers, a man, had reportedly fallen approximately 30 feet from a tree. Due to the location of the incident and the limited light available, crews carried out an initial assessment at the scene, treating the man for a potential spinal injury and chest pain.

“The man was fully immobilised and carefully carried back to the awaiting ambulance where crews carried out further assessment.

“The man was treated at the scene for a collapsed lung before being conveyed to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the man’s arrival.”


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