ambulance crew rescues walker after fall on Brean Down
walker who suffered a suspected broken ankle in a fall on top
of Brean Down on Thursday (October 29th) was rescued by a medical
team using this special multi-terrain ambulance.
elderly lady was taken to Weston General Hospital after ambulance
crews required the unique vehicle to reach her from a remote part
of Brean Down.
spokeswoman Claire Warner told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were
called to a lady in her 80s who'd slipped while walking. We sent
an ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)."
crew were driven onto Brean Down by Brean's beach warden and the
HART team deployed their all-terrain vehicle, called Polaris,
to safely take the lady off the Down to a waiting ambulance."
was understood to be the first time that the special multi-terrain
ambulance has been used for an incident at Brean Down.
steep road onto the Down is not suitable for normal ambulances
and with leaves making the surface slippery it is unsuited to