September 29th, 2016

Joggers fall down steep slope at the Lickeys

Joggers fall down steep slope at the Lickeys Joggers fall down steep slope at the Lickeys

A PAIR of joggers had to be rescued from the Lickey Hills after they fell down a steep 25ft slope.

The men, believed to be in their 20s, had to be treated for head injuries after falling down the slope in dense woodland about 2pm today (June 1)

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said the pair were foundĀ 40ft above ground level and one of them had a reduced level of consciousness when medics arrived.

The spokesman said: “The HART team and ambulance crews had to negotiate dense woodland and a steep climb to bring the two men to safety.”

He added the two men were immobilised with the use of a specialist rescue stretcher before they were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance for further assessment and treatment.

In total two ambulances, a paramedic support officer in a rapid response car were called out together with two community paramedics , a community first responder, a Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Hazardous Area Response Team.

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