Walker Rescued From The Wrekin

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Friday 3rd July 2015 – 2pm – Steve Parry.

A walker has been brought to safety following a three hour rescue operation at the top of the Wrekin in Shropshire earlier today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Shropshire’s best known landmark at 10am.

An ambulance together with a paramedic support officer in a rapid response vehicle; a community paramedic and the specialist Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to the top of the Wrekin after reports of a walker in difficulties.

“The patient was found to have an ankle injury near the telecommunication mask at the top of the Wrekin.

“The woman, believed to be in her forties, was immobilised with use of a leg splint and given pain relief before being brought to safety by a team of ambulance staff. They carried her down the hillside for more than 300 yards before transferring her to the HART team Land Rover. The patient was then driven to a waiting ambulance.

“The casualty was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

 

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