Walker rescued from Symonds Yat Rock

Jamie Arrowsmith – Monday 22nd June 2020 – 10.45am.

A walker had to be rescued from approximately 600m down a muddy slope, treated and taken to hospital by ambulance staff over the weekend.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Symonds Yat Rock Viewpoint in Herefordshire at 10.17am on Saturday morning and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and a Hazardous Area Response Team paramedic to the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Upon arrival at Symonds Yat, it took the first ambulance crew on scene approximately 10 minutes to make their way to the patient, who had fallen whilst walking.

“He was approximately 600m away from the main track, down a very muddy slope.

“Following an initial assessment at the scene, he received treatment for a serious but not life-threatening injury.

“The man was then immobilised on a specialist MIBS (multi integrated bodysplint stretcher) stretcher and was then lifted back up the embankment and to the awaiting ambulance with help from fire service colleagues.

“The rescue took about 90 minutes to complete before the man was then transported to Hereford Hospital for further treatment.”

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Notes to Editors: If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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