Wednesday 29th October 2014 – 8.30am – Suzie Wheaton.
Ambulance crews had to search for a man for over an hour, after he became trapped and injured in a small passage way in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from a man at 3.46am this morning stating that he had fallen approximately 10 metres into a ditch and had no idea where he was. The man was believed to have been on Holloway Circus but didn’t know in which direction he had been walking.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Staff within the emergency control room tried to establish as much information as they could to enable the crews to get as close the patient’s location as possible.
“On arrival at the location, the ambulance crew and paramedic area support officer couldn’t locate the man. The crew contacted the patient directly, via his mobile phone, and talked him through his journey. By using the lights and sirens of the vehicle, which enabled the patient to detect when they were close by, the man was finally discovered after an hour of searching.
“The man who had become trapped between a high wall and a Church, off Windmill Street, was treated at the scene for a minor leg injury and removed from the passageway.
“The fire service was called to enable ambulance crews remove the patient via a gateway and the man was conveyed to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”