Friday, August 22, 2014

Hazardous response team sent to rescue elderly woman injured in maze

A 'highly skilled' hazardous response team was called to rescue an elderly woman who fell and injured herself in the 10 acre Blake House Craft Centre maze in Braintree, Essex.

The woman was rushed to hospital on Tuesday afternoon after falling at the 8-foot-tall maize maze at around 2.30pm. The hazardous response team is described as highly skilled and able to "work in difficult environments".

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: "An elderly woman injured her arm when she fell in a maze.

"As she was in a maze, it was quite difficult for our crews to transport her out using their normal equipment so we dispatched HART who have a specialist piece of equipment that was used to stretcher the woman out. She was then taken to Broomfield Hospital for further assessment and treatment."

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