Man injured by escaped water buffalo in Stafford


Monday 9th May 2016 – 4.00pm – Claire Brown.

A man has been treated by paramedics after he was knocked over and injured by a water buffalo.

An ambulance responded to a 999 call reporting a man had been injured by the animal in Seighford in Stafford at 1.20pm this afternoon (Monday). During the 999 call, the caller reported that the water buffalo had escaped its paddock and was on the loose in the village so our control room quickly alerted Staffordshire Police to the case.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the ambulance crew arrived, the buffalo wasn’t nearby so it was safe for them to proceed with treating the injured man.

“Upon assessment, it was clear that the man had sustained a leg injury. The two paramedics administered treatment on scene to stabilise his condition before taking him to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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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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