Horse Rider Injured in Woodland Fall

Polaris 6x6 vehicle

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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