Man air lifted to hospital after fall from bridge
A man was air lifted to Selly Oak Hospital after falling from a bridge over a disused railway line just after 2am this morning (Saturday 4 July).
The man who had fallen of a bridge in a field along the Ashby Road was immobilised on a spinal board after falling 25 feet from the bridge was rescued by the West Midlands Ambulance Services Hazardous Area Response team.
A spokesperson for the Ambulance service said:
“We were called to reports of a man having fallen approximately 25 feet from a railway bridge along a disused line and an ambulance crew was sent. Although the nearest location given was Ashby Road , Tamworth , the patient was actually two fields from the road. Therefore the West Midlands Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team and a police helicopter were deployed.
“The patient, a man in his twenties, was found with head and leg injuries. He was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and was flown to Selly Oak Hospital . One of the paramedics from the Hazardous Area Response team accompanied the patient en route to the hospital.”