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Rider chalks up third airlift following horse accidents

A horse rider has received three airlifts to hospital following equine mishaps, according to the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A horse rider has received three airlifts to hospital following equine mishaps, according to the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A British man’s tumble from his mount this week resulted in his third airlift to hospital as a result of horse accidents, an ambulance service says.

The latest fall took place on Monday morning in a field near the Severn Trent Water Works in Common Lane, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service said a rapid response vehicle was initially sent, but the paramedic requested an air ambulance after starting to treat the patient.

“The initial call came in at around 11.30am on Monday morning to reports of a man in his 60s who had fallen from a horse,” an ambulance spokesman said.

“When the paramedic arrived they discovered the man sitting in a puddle in a muddy field.

“It appeared that he had landed on his head as his helmet had a dent in it.

“The man was immobilised as the initial patient survey suggested a potential back injury. Given the weather and the fact that he was wet, cold also became an issue and he was given a heat blanket.

“After treatment at the scene he was airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford.

“This is the third time the man has been airlifted to hospital after incidents involving a horse,” the spokesman added.

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  1. Jacinta Denton says:

    Think he should take a few riding lessons? Maybe get a calm, broke horse. Just saying.

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