Third time unlucky for rider

Monday 27th January 2014 – 6.45pm – Murray MacGregor.

A horse rider has been airlifted for the third time after coming off his not so trusty steed in Worcestershire.

The incident took place this morning in a field near to the Severn Trent Water Works in Common Lane, Cleobury Mortimer.

A rapid response vehicle was initially sent but the paramedic requested an air ambulance after starting to treat the patient at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The initial call came in at around 11.30am on Monday morning to reports of a man in his 60’s who had fallen from a horse.

“When the paramedic arrived they discovered the man sitting in a puddle in a muddy field.

“It appeared that he had landed on his head as his helmet had a dent in it.

“The man was immobilised as the initial patient survey suggested a potential back injury. Given the weather and the fact that he was wet, cold also became an issue and he was given a heat blanket.

“After treatment at the scene he was airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford.

“This is the third time the man has been airlifted to hospital after incidents involving a horse.”



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