Thursday 12th November 2015 – 8.25am – John Hawker.
A man has been rescued from a canal by good Samaritans in Warwickshire last night.
The incident occurred at a canal off Southam Road, near to The Two Boats Inn, Long Itchington at around 9.05pm. An ambulance, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic officer and a BASICS Doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a man that had been heard shouting for help from in the canal. He was pulled out by passers-by before emergency services arrived but he had become unconscious.
“The man received emergency treatment at the scene from medics for a head injury and also suffering hypothermia. Treatment continued at the scene and the patient’s condition was stabilised.
“The man, believed to be in his 60’s, was then transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment. A trauma team were on standby awaiting his arrival.
“The man’s condition was still very serious but his chance of survival were dramatically increased thanks to the actions of the good Samaritans before medics arrived.
“It is unknown why the man ended up in the canal and how long he had been in there before being rescued.”