Saturday 25th July 2015 – 8.45am – John Hawker.
(vehicle used to retrieve patient)
A teenager has been rescued from fields and woodland in Coventry following an incident in the early hours of this morning. The rescue of the patient took around two and a half hours in total and was successfully carried out using excellent team work by emergency crews at the scene.
The incident occurred on Pavilion Sowe Common, near Woodway Lane, at around 1.30am. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, and the Trusts Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a teenager who had suffered some sort of medical episode and had subsequently suffered cuts to his legs and a suspected chest injury. The cuts were believed to have been caused by falling on to glass bottles at the scene.
“The first ambulance crew that arrived found access to the patient limited and requested back up. They walked with their medical equipment through fields using torches as guidance for around 15 minutes until they reached the patient. No access was possible by any normal vehicle as the patient and his friends were around one mile deep into the common near a tree lined coppice.
“As the crew treated the 17 year old for his injuries, including receiving pain relief, other ambulance crews arrived including the Trusts HART team who have a 6×6 polaris vehicle.
“The polaris was driven to the patient through the fields and the man was placed on the vehicles stretcher and successfully driven back through the difficult terrain to the waiting ambulance. The man was then transferred by normal land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.”
We have no further details on this incident.