Emergency services scrambled to help injured walker from on Long Mynd

Emergency services were scrambled to rescue a fallen walker on the Long Mynd.

Police commended the efforts of the emergency services on social media. Photo: South Shropshire SNT
Police commended the efforts of the emergency services on social media. Photo: South Shropshire SNT

Police, fire and ambulance rushed to the Shropshire Hills on Tuesday morning to rescue the woman at Townbook Valley on the Long Mynd.

Fire crews said the woman was a 72-year-old walker who had fallen off a path and sustained head injuries.

The call to emergency services was received at around 11.17am.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of a patient who had fallen near to Townbrook Valley on the Long Mynd, one ambulance attended the scene.

Photos from the rescue, from Church Stretton Fire Station
Photos from the rescue, from Church Stretton Fire Station

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a woman, who together with colleagues from the fire service, ambulance staff managed to rescue and bring to the waiting ambulance.

"She was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment."

A spokesperson from Shropshire Fire and Rescue said they received a call for assistance at around midday.

Photos from the rescue, from Church Stretton Fire Station

One fire engine and an off-road vehicle were mobilised from Church Stretton Fire Station, and police officers from Bishop's Castle and Church Stretton Safer Neighbourhood Team also attended the scene to assist with the rescue.

Police commended the work of the emergency services on social media, calling the incident "tri-service working at its best".

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