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Search for Staffordshire Moorlands injured walker

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: March 20, 2014

By Alison Thomas

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A major search took place yesterday for a walker who fell hurting her ankle in woodland in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Forest Wood in Quarnford, near Leek, shortly after 2.40pm on Wednesday March 19.

An advanced community paramedic was first to arrive in his rapid response vehicle at the nearest accessible point by car, near Gradbach House Farm.

With the exact location of the woman unclear, the search for her had continue on foot along a number of tracks. She was found on top of a hill.

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Members of West Midlands Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team and an ambulance crew were involved in the search, along with police and mountain rescue.

Once found, the woman who is in her 60s, was safely taken down to the waiting ambulance and was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

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