Ambulance crews rescue man from river in Hereford

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Thursday 2nd June 2016 – 3.20pm – Claire Brown.

An elderly man was pulled out of the River Wye in Hereford this morning by ambulance staff after being spotted in the water by passers-by.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the river by the rugby pitch in Hereford at 9.15am (Thursday). Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The elderly man was near to a jetty and passers-by were trying to get him out of the water when ambulance staff arrived. The ambulance crews managed to pull the man out of the water. The man was unconscious and hypothermic and was given immediate treatment on scene before being taken on blue lights to Hereford County Hospital for further care.”

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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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