A fall from a sledge led to a completely different mode of transport for one man this morning

Saturday 17th January 2015 – 6pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Leek Sledging

A man has been airlifted to hospital following treatment from ambulance staff after he fell from a sledge in Leek this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a hilly area near to Blakelowe Lane, Thorncliffe, shortly before 11am and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a 30-year-old man who had suffered leg injuries after falling from a sledge.

“Following assessment from ambulance staff he was treated for a fractured leg, immobilised with the use of a vacuum splint and given pain relief. Crews also worked hard to ensure the man was kept warm in the cold conditions.

“He was then airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.”


Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.


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