Man falls into river in Stourport

By David Cosgrove | Stourport | News | Published:

A man was left in a critical condition after falling into a river in the Wyre Forest.

The man was resuscitated by ambulance staff after he fell into a lock in the River Stour in Stourport last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a drowning in the river near Blossom’s Tea Room in York Street, Stourport-on-Severn just before 6pm.

A paramedic officer, Hazardous Area Response Team, an ambulance and two paramedics in a response car were sent by the ambulance service.

WMAS spokesman Claire Brown said: “Emergency services arrived to find a man in the water.

"The fire service worked quickly to rescue the man, who had fallen into a lock, using ropes to lift him out of the water.

"Once rescued, ambulance crews assessed the man and found he was in cardiac arrest.

"The team quickly commenced advanced life support on board the ambulance where they successfully managed to restart his heart.

"Ambulance staff continued vital treatment en route to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

"The hospital were pre-alerted to the arrival of the man, who was said to be in a critical condition.”

David Cosgrove

By David Cosgrove
Chief Reporter - @davidcosgrove_


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