Saturday 14th June 2014 – 9.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.
A teenager who became injured after falling down a steep slope whilst out with his friends has been rescued by ambulance crews in the Black Country today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to a teenage boy who had become injured in some woods near to Bosty Lane in Hatherton Rushall, Aldridge shortly after 1.35pm this afternoon.
An ambulance and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The teenager is believed to have gone to find shelter from the rain when unfortunately he slipped and fell down a slope into a caved area.
“Due to the nature of the location and difficult access, the ambulance crew requested assistance from the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to help retrieve the teenager. On arrival at the scene HART managed to gain access to the casualty on foot, where he was treated for a broken ankle. The teenager’s leg was splinted and he was immobilised in a specialist stretcher. Once they had managed bring the teenager to the top of the slope, crews carried him to HART’s 6×6 all-terrain vehicle, transferring the teenager across the treacherously muddy pathways to the awaiting ambulance.
“Once on board the teenager was conveyed to Walsall Manor hospital for further treatment.”