Woman rescued from woods

Wednesday 30th October 2013 – 10.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A woman has been rescued by ambulance crews following an incident in a heavily wooded area in Lickey today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a wood near to Monument Lane in Lickey shortly before 2pm this afternoon.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a woman who had fallen in a steep heavily wooded area. Crews arrived at the scene to find a woman, believed to be her 50’s, who had sustained an ankle injury.

“Due to the location of the incident, the Hazardous Area Response Team deployed their specialist six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle to help assist in transporting the woman to an awaiting ambulance. On reaching the ambulance, the woman was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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