Mountain biker airlifted from woods

Sunday 7th June 2015 – 10.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Hmed 03 Sunrise at Cosford

A teenage boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling from his mountain bike in Coventry tonight.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Brandon Woods in Brandon shortly before 7.15pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a MERIT trauma doctor, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midland Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were called to reports of a teenage boy who had fallen from his mountain bike, but quickly discovered on arrival that accessing the patient was not an easy task due to the woodland where they boy had fallen.

“After locating the boy and carefully negotiating the terrain, crews began assessing him and treating him for back and shoulder injuries.

“He was given pain relief and immobilised before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The Air Ambulance was able to land in the wooded area nearby, ensuring the boy was transported to hospital as quickly as possible.”


Leave a Reply