Thursday 30th April 2015 – 8.45am – Chris Kowalik.
West Midlands Ambulance Service has the equipment and the know-how when it comes to getting people out of hard-to-reach places.
A woman was walking her dog in a wooded area in Nuneaton in Warwickshire when she had an epileptic fit and fell seven feet down an embankment.
The ambulance service was called to the scene, off Haunchwood Road, shortly before 9.15pm yesterday (Wednesday 29th April).
An ambulance crew, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended. The crew of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance also attended by rapid response vehicle.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman who is in her 20s only had a slight facial abrasion from the fall but she needed to be carefully moved from the embankment to the ambulance.
“First she was immobilised on a scoop stretcher. Then crews lined up the bank and used a ‘caterpillar’ technique to pass the stretcher up the bank. She was then placed on a wheeled device called a ‘bran’ carrier which was used to take her to the waiting ambulance.
“She was taken to George Eliot Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”