Dog walker rescued by six-wheeled ambulance in Bartley Green

Ambulance Vehicles

Friday 30th May 2014 – 3.25pm – Claire Brown.

A woman who slipped on mud whilst walking her dog had to been rescued by specialist paramedics in a 6×6 vehicle in Bartley Green this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call from a woman who had injured herself whilst walking her dog in Woodgate Valley Country Park, Clapgate Lane, Bartley Green, shortly after 10.00am this morning (Friday).

An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene. The Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham was also requested but was later stood down.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The woman, believed to be in her 60s, had been walking her dog on her own when she slipped on mud at the bottom of a flight of wooden stairs in the country park.

“Ambulance crews walked from the car park, across three football pitches and down the stairs to reach the woman who was in a boggy coppice. Upon assessment, it was found that the woman had sustained a suspected fractured lower leg. The woman was given pain relief and her leg was splinted before she was placed on a lightweight body splint stretcher and carried back up the stairs by ambulance staff.

“HART’s 6×6 polaris vehicle was used to transfer the woman the rest of the way to the awaiting ambulance due to the treacherous condition underfoot and distance from the car park. Once on board the ambulance, the woman was taken 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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