Man airlifted following cat rescue fall in Shropshire


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.”



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