Monday 1st December 2014 – 3.35pm – Chris Kowalik.
Ambulance crews have been involved in the lengthy and protracted rescue of a man who had fallen more than thirty feet at a nature reserve in the Black Country.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 11.10am today to Wren’s Nest where a man in his twenties had fallen.
A senior paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man had suffered arm and pelvic injuries and a suspected chest injury. He was immobilised and given pain relief and drugs. Working together in dull and dark weather conditions, emergency teams at the scene used rope rescue equipment to lower a stretcher to the man on which to remove him safely.
“He was then taken by land ambulance to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”