Rugby player airlifted off the pitch


Saturday 13th February 2016 – 8pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.



A man received pre-hospital care from the ambulance service before being airlifted to hospital after he was injured whilst playing rugby in Worcestershire this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call to Malvern Rugby Football Club on Spring Lane in Malvern shortly after 3.30pm and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man, believed to be in his 20s, suffered a serious ankle injury whilst playing rugby.

“On arrival, ambulance staff worked to stabilise his condition, treated the injury and administered pain relief.

“Once the ankle had been straightened, the man was carefully moved on to the air ambulance which had landed on the pitch.

“He was then flown to Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment and assessment.”

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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