Dramatic Moorland Rescue

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Saturday 27th June 2015 – 7.30am – Steve Parry

A woman has been rescued from the Roaches district on the Staffordshire border after a three hour rescue operation overnight.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a location near the Winking Man, Upper Hulme, between Leek and Buxton at 10pm.yesterday evening.

An ambulances together with a paramedic support officer in a rapid response car and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to an area near the Winking Man rock after reports of a disabled woman in her forties feeling unwell and stranded near the beauty spot.

“A multi-agency operation swung into action as police, fire service, mountain rescue services and WMAS worked together to bring the woman to safety.

“It is understood that the woman was returning from a walk when she felt unwell and then became disorientated in the darkness.

“The patient alerted the emergency services and she was eventually found on the moorland by the light of her mobile phone.

“Her condition was stabilised and she was immobilised with the use of a specialist rescue stretcher before being taken by land ambulance to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”






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