Fall at beauty spot

Thursday 13th April 2017 – 4.45pm – Murray MacGregor.

A trip in an air ambulance to hospital with a nasty ankle injury was hardly what one woman imagined when she went out for a walk with her family this lunchtime.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the top of the path at Kinver Edge at about 1.30pm today (Thursday).

A 40-year-old woman had tripped and gone over on her right ankle resulting in a suspected fracture dislocation.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An ambulance, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were all dispatched to the scene.

“Given the location, the air ambulance arrived first and after quickly assessing the patient, stood the other resources down.

“The woman received treatment from the aircrew including a trauma doctor, before having her leg splinted.  A member of the public in a 4×4 then assisted by helping to move the woman to the aircraft before the short flight to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

“We’d like to thank the members of the public and the woman’s family at the scene for their assistance.”

Ends

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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