Tuesday 24th June 2014 – 4.10pm – Chris Kowalik.
The Ambulance and Fire Services came together this morning to help a woman who fell on a steep hill while out walking her dogs in Herefordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the woman in her fifties on Midsummer Hill at Eastnor, shortly before 9.25am today.
An advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “To get to the woman, ambulance staff had to walk across a steep field, through thorns and stinging nettles.
“She had broken her ankle and was in a lot of pain. A splint was applied and pain relief was administered.
“If getting to her was difficult, getting her out was going to even harder. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called in to help.
“With the use of their rescue stretcher and buggy, she was taken to the land ambulance and transported to Hereford County Hospital.”
Pictured above: ambulance and fire crews working together.