Hunt for walker in woods

Wednesday 19th March 2014 – 11pm – Chris Kowalik.

A major search was underway today for a walker who fell hurting her ankle in woodland in Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Forest Wood in Quarnford shortly after 2.40pm.

An advanced community paramedic was first to arrive in his rapid response vehicle at the nearest accessible point by car near Gradbach House Farm. With the exact location of the woman unclear, the search for her had continue on foot along a number of tracks. She was found on top of a hill.

Members of West Midlands Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team and an ambulance crew later joined along with police and mountain rescue.

Once found, the woman who is in her sixties was safely taken down to the waiting ambulance and was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

Ends

Ambulance under clouds

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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