Specialist ambulance on hand to rescue horse rider

Wednesday 24th June 2015 – 10.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A horse rider who was thrown from her mount in Shipston this afternoon has been rescued with the help of a specialist 4×4 ambulance.

The ambulance travelled across a number of fields, bridleways and uneven ground to access the woman, who was approximately two miles away from a tarmac road.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a field in Tidmington, near Shipston, shortly after 4.20pm and sent an ambulance, a community first responder and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Due to the 4×4 ambulance’s capability to cope with difficult terrain, crews were able to access the patient as quickly as possible to begin administering treatment, alongside medics from the air ambulance.

“On arrival, they discovered a woman in her 60s who was unconscious after reportedly being thrown from her horse that had become spooked.

“She was unconscious for approximately ten minutes and received treatment for a head injury. Thankfully it is not believed the head injury is significant and the fact she was wearing a riding helmet may well have helped reduced the seriousness of the injury.

“The woman was then transported to Warwick Hospital by the 4×4 ambulance, once again negotiating difficult terrain, for further assessment.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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