Friday 1st August 2014 – 1.30pm – Steve Parry.
A woman has been pulled from a Black Country canal after she fell from a boat in the Heath Town area of Wolverhampton earlier this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the incident near to lock gates in Crown Street, Wolverhampton at just before 12noon.
An ambulance, a paramedic officer and a community paramedic in rapid response car were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a woman in her fifities holding onto a piece of drift wood in the Wyrley and Essington canal after she reportedly slipped from a boat.
“The woman was quickly recovered from the water by the emergency services and a family member. She was treated for a fractured arm and exposure to the cold water.
“The patient was conveyed to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton for further assessment and treatment.”