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Teenager rescued from Coventry woodland

Coventry Editorial 27th Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A TEENAGE BOY has been rushed to hospital after being rescued from Coventry woodland in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Ambulance staff took around two and a half hours to rescue the 17-year-old after he suffered a medial episode causing him to fall onto glass bottles in Pavilion Sowe Common, near Woodway Lane.

Paramedics and ambulance staff were called to the scene – roughly one mile into the common – at around 1.30am on Saturday, July 25 but were faced with difficult terrain and no vehicle access.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a teenager who had suffered some sort of medical episode and had subsequently suffered cuts to his legs and a suspected chest injury.

“The first ambulance crew that arrived found access to the patient limited and requested back up.

“They walked with their medical equipment through fields using torches as guidance for around 15 minutes until they reached the patient.”

As crews treated the patient, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) arrived with their specialist 6×6 polaris vehicle.

The teenager was then placed on the vehicle’s stretcher and driven back through the difficult terrain to the waiting ambulance which transported him to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

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