Woman airlifted to hospital after fall on south Shropshire Iron Age hill fort

By Rory Smith | Bishop's Castle | News | Published:

A woman was air lifted to hospital after falling on top of an Iron Age hill fort in south Shropshire.

Emergency services rushed to Bury Ditches, between Clun and Bishops Castle, shortly before 7pm yesterday.

Paramedics treated a woman who had fallen and suffered a serious injury before being airlifted to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) sent one ambulance and a paramedic officer, and the Midlands Air Ambulance was sent from Strensham.

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service was also in attendance and sent two appliances including the Pinzgauer high-mobility all-terrain vehicle from Church Stretton and Clun fire stations.

A WMAS spokeswoman said: "We were called to reports of a patient who had fallen at 6.52pm last night in Bury Ditches, Shropshire.

"An ambulance, paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended.

"One woman was treated on scene after suffering a serious injury before being airlifted to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital."

The fire service reports it had left the scene by about 8.25pm.

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.

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