September 28th, 2016

Horse rider rescued by specialist ambulance after being thrown from mount near Shipston

Horse rider rescued by specialist ambulance after being thrown from mount near Shipston Horse rider rescued by specialist ambulance after being thrown from mount near Shipston
Updated: 7:33 am, Jun 30, 2015

A HORSE rider in her 60s had to be rescued by a specialist 4×4 ambulance after being thrown from her mount near Shipston.

Emergency Services – including the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance – were called to a field in Tidmington shortly after 4.20pm on Wednesday (June 24).

The ambulance travelled across a number of fields, bridleways and uneven ground to rescue the woman, who was around two miles from the nearest road.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Due to the 4×4 ambulance’s capability to cope with difficult terrain, crews were able to access the patient as quickly as possible to begin administering treatment, alongside medics from the air ambulance.

“On arrival, they discovered a woman in her 60s who was unconscious after reportedly being thrown from her horse that had become spooked.

“She was unconscious for approximately ten minutes and received treatment for a head injury. Thankfully it is not believed the head injury is significant and the fact she was wearing a riding helmet may well have helped reduced the seriousness of the injury.

“The woman was then transported to Warwick Hospital by the 4×4 ambulance, once again negotiating difficult terrain, for further assessment.”

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