Ambulance Crews Carry Injured Woman Down 150 Steps

An injured woman had to be carried down 150 steps with a suspected broken ankle at a Dudley beauty spot on Tuesday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at the Dudley beauty spot just before 2.00pm on Tuesday afternoon.

A 33 year old woman had been out walking with her husband and their dogs when she tripped and fell. It was obvious that she had hurt her ankle badly so called 999. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“Initially an ambulance was sent to the nature reserve but the woman was a good 15 minutes walk into the woods. She was able to tell the crew that she had heard a ‘snap’ and was unable to put any weight on the ankle.  Based on the deformity, it was almost certainly broken so after pain relief, the crew splinted the ankle.

“While the crew started to treat the woman they also asked for back up due to the distance and number of steps involved to get the woman out of the nature reserve".

A second ambulance crew and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent and together they were able to carry her down the many steps and back to the ambulance, after which she was taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment.


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