Woman rescued after falling on steep hill in Ledbury - The Malvern Observer

Woman rescued after falling on steep hill in Ledbury

Malvern Editorial 24th Jun, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A WOMAN has been rescued after falling and breaking her ankle on a steep hill in Ledbury.

Emergency services were called to Midsummer Hill at Eastnor at 9.25am today (Tuesday, June 24), to the woman in her fifties who had been walking her dogs.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched an advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle as well as an ambulance crew.

A WMAS spokesman said: “To get to the woman, ambulance staff had to walk across a steep field, through thorns and stinging nettles.

“She had broken her ankle and was in a lot of pain. A splint was applied and pain relief was administered.

“If getting to her was difficult, getting her out was even harder. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called in to help.

“With the use of their rescue stretcher and buggy, she was taken to the land ambulance and transported to Hereford County Hospital.”




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