Man rescued from river in Worcestershire

Wednesday 7th February 2018 – 9.45am – Claire Brown.

A man was resuscitated by ambulance staff after being pulled from a river in Worcestershire last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a drowning in the River Stour near to Blossom’s Tea Room, York Street, Stourport-on-Severn shortly after 6.00pm last night (Tuesday). The Trust’s control room quickly responded a paramedic officer, HART, an ambulance and two paramedics in a response car from the Air Ambulance base in Strensham.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Emergency services arrived to find a man in the water. The fire service worked quickly to rescue the man, who had fallen into a lock, using ropes to lift him out of the water. Once rescued, ambulance crews assessed the man and found he was in cardiac arrest. The team quickly commenced advanced life support on board the ambulance where they successfully managed to restart his heart. Ambulance staff continued vital treatment en route to Worcestershire Royal Hospital. The hospital were pre-alerted to the arrival of the man, who was said to be in a critical condition.”


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