Man airlifted following cat rescue fall in Shropshire

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Sunday 25th May 2014 – 5.30pm – Claire Brown.

A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling from a step ladder whilst rescuing a cat on a caravan site in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a caravan site in Wentnor, Bishops Castle, shortly after midday today (Sunday). A local community first responder, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man, believed to be in his 60s, had reportedly fallen from a step ladder whilst rescuing a cat from the roof of a caravan.

“Upon assessment by ambulance staff, the man was found to have suffered a head injury and fractures to his arm and ankle. The man was administered pain relief before he was carefully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board, arm splint and leg splint. The air ambulance conveyed the man to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.”

 

ENDS

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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