[6] ASSIST AMBULANCE – Boscastle, 31/01/2019 17:27 hrs

A 71 year old female took a fall down a snowy bank after having to abandon her car when trying to get out of the village. The steep snow and ice covered roads made the village inaccessible to anything other than a four wheel drive vehicle. The team Land Rover with two crew including a casualty carer was sent to help her at the request of ambulance control, negotiating some treacherous driving conditions and drifting snow.

Having been assessed by a team medic as having a broken left ankle, combined with existing medical conditions, she was conveyed to Treliske Hospital by the team where she was treated for her injuries.

Due to the road conditions, the entire incident took six and a half hours.