Jamie Arrowsmith – Monday 21st June 2021 – 11.05am
Two patients had to be rescued from a river by the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) yesterday, eventually being brought to safety on a raft.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 4.23pm to reports of two patients who had come into difficulty in the water near to Lichfield Street, Tamworth. As well as HART, one ambulance and two paramedic officers were also deployed to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrive it became evident there were two patients, both male, who had become stranded on a bank on the opposite side of the river.
“Once it became apparent it was not possible to access the patients by foot, members of HART, who are specially trained in water rescue, deployed their raft and brought the patients to safety one at a time.
“One of the men was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Good Hope Hospital, whilst the second patient was discharged at the scene.”
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