Search of Walsall Arboretum

Wednesday 16th April 2014 – 8.25am – Chris Kowalik.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was involved in a search last night for a man reportedly seen to be in difficulty in the lake at Walsall Arboretum.

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The service was called shortly after 7.35pm on Tuesday 15th April to reports of a man in the water. An advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, two ambulance crews, the MERIT trauma team consisting of a doctor and a critical care practitioner and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended.

West Midlands Fire Service with its water rescue team and West Midlands Police with its helicopter and thermal imaging camera also attended.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “All the emergency teams were involved in a search for the man.

“The ambulance service’s involvement in the search ended shortly after 11.35pm with no-one having been found at the time.”

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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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