Crew who walked half a mile request 6×6 power to help get patient out

Monday 15th February 2016 – 7.35pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man who suffered a suspected stroke had to be rescued with the help of a Polaris 6×6 vehicle.

The incident happened in Bunkers Hill Wood off Whittington Hall Lane in Kinver near Stourbridge

An ambulance was initially sent to the scene after a 999 call at 2.25pm on Monday afternoon, but the crew had to walk almost half a mile through the trees to the man so requested back up from the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The 63year old had collapsed while out walking with a friend after suffering a suspected stroke.

“The track was not suitable for an ambulance to get down so the crew asked HART to attend. They used their 6×6 Polaris vehicle to get to the patient and bring him out to the ambulance.

“He was then taken on blue lights to the stroke unit at Russells Hall Hospital.”

Bunkers Hill Wood (15-02-16) 1

Bunkers Hill Wood (15-02-16) 2 (side)


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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