Friday, 15 December 2017

Man falls 25ft from tree

TWO fire engines, a police helicopter and an ambulance were summoned to help a man who fell 25 feet from a tree just outside Woodcote

TWO fire engines, a police helicopter and an ambulance were summoned to help a man who fell 25 feet from a tree just outside Woodcote.

Paramedics were called to Dean Wood, off South Stoke Road, at 00.43am on Wednesday. They called fire fighters from Goring and Wallingford stations to light the scene as conditions were pitch black.

However, the fire crews couldn't help because the man was about 500 metres away from the road and it was too boggy underfoot to get their vehicles nearer.

Goring's watch manager Sean Absolom then summoned the helicopter, which scoured the area to find the man then gave directions to the crews on the ground.

Paramedics treated him at the scene. He reported pain and numbness in his legs and feet so they took him to hospital on a stretcher to protect against further neck or spinal injuries.

A spokesman for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "This quick, practical thinking and joint working between the services ensured the casualty was evacuated in a safe but expedient manner."

Police were due to question the man as to what he was doing in the tree.



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