Joggers Rescued from Lickey Hills

Hart 5

Monday 1st June 2015 – 4.20pm – Steve Parry.

Two joggers have been rescued after falling down a steep slope at the Lickey Hills Country Park this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to dense woodland near the Visitor Centre at Warren Lane, at just after 2pm.

Two ambulances together with a paramedic support officer in a rapid response car; the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART); the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford; two community paramedics and a community first responder attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to the Lickey Hills following reports of two joggers falling 25 foot down a steep slope.

“Two men, believed to be in their twenties were treated for head injuries. One of the patients had a reduced level of consciousness when medics arrived on scene.

“The patients were located about 40 foot above ground level. The HART team and ambulance crews had to negotiate dense woodland and a steep climb to bring the two men to safety.

“The casualties were immobilised with the use of a specialist rescue stretcher before they were taken by land ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”




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