Teenager airlifted following fall in Shropshire

Friday 4th July 2014 – 4.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A teenager has been airlifted to hospital after falling down a bank and colliding with a tree in Shropshire this afternoon (Friday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near Basford Bank, Horderley just after 12.10pm and sent an ambulance, a community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The girl, who is 17-years-old, had reportedly slipped on some wet grass which led to her falling down a steep bank.

“During the fall she hit her head on a tree, before coming to rest in an awkward location for rescuers to reach her.

“Crews worked closely with the Fire Service to reach the girl before lifting her back to the top of the bank with the use of specialist equipment.

“Once back on stable ground, the girl, who was complaining of pins and needles, was treated for neck pain and given pain relief before being airlifted to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment.”


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