Wednesday 16th September 2015 – 8.40am – Murray MacGregor.
A mountain bike rider has been rescued from undergrowth in a park after crashing while riding on a narrow trail.
The 49-year old was riding through New Hall Park in Sutton Coldfield at around 7.30pm last night when he came off his bike and ended up in a bush.
Unfortunately, the crash led to him suffering a suspected broken left ankle.
A community first responder was first on scene before being backed up by an ambulance. However, due to the location of the incident and the fading light, the Hazardous Area Response Team was also sent to provide additional support.
As well as setting up scene lighting, they provided advance pain relief so that the man could have his leg splinted and then carry him back through the trees to a stretcher and on to the ambulance.
After being rescued, the man was taken to Good Hope Hospital for further assessment and treatment.