Wednesday 17th June 2015 – 3.45pm – Steve Parry.
A horse rider has been taken to hospital after a protracted rescue from a wooded location on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border near Market Drayton this afternoon.
The incident occurred in woodland between Langot Lane and Moss Lane at Fair Oak, near Market Drayton at just after 12.10pm.
An ambulance; together with a paramedic in a rapid response car; a paramedic officer; community first responders and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews negotiated difficult woodland terrain to reach a man in his twenties who had fallen from a horse.
“The patient was treated for a fractured arm and dislocated shoulder injury. He was transferred to the all-terrain ‘polaris’ vehicle that was brought to the scene by the HART team using a secondary access route.
The patient was stabilised and then carried to safety on the specialist vehicle to a waiting land ambulance.
“The man was given pain relief before being taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”
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