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Derby Mountain Rescue team were called to an unusual scene today to assist a woman in distress at Brailsford Church in Derby.
The woman had been taking part in bell ringing for the church service when the rope had become tangled around her arm, causing injuries to her arm and to hip as she fell.
Due to the extremely narrow stairway leading to the tower, the team had to use their initiative to rescue the woman and take her down the steps to safer ground.
She was placed into a specialist piece of rescue equipment known as a vacuum mattress, with full body splints which form a rigid shell around a person.
She was carried down the narrow stairs and handed over to the waiting ambulance crew who took her to the Royal Derby Hospital for treatment.
A thirty-year-old man was airlifted to hospital this morning after he fell from a sledge in Leek, Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to a hilly area near to Blakelowe Road, Thorncliffe, shortly before 11am.
On arrival, crews found the man had suffered leg injuries after falling from a sledge.
He was airlifted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.
A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a car in Staffordshire last night.
The accident occurred at the junction of the A5 and Ivetsey Road, Wheaton Aston at around 9.10pm.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man riding the motorbike suffered "serious head, leg and pelvic injures."
The man, believed to be in his 20s, was transferred to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.
A child who was a passenger in the car at the time of the crash was treated for minor injuries at the scene, before she was transferred to New Cross Hospital for further treatment.
A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Solihull this morning.
Paramedics arrived at 7am to find that a moped and a 4x4 had collided at the railway bridge on Four Ashes Road in Bentley Heath.
A pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Shropshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Dawley Green Way in Telford at just before 2pm following reports a man aged in his sixties had suffered a head injury.
He is now being treated in the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.
A man jumped out of a first floor window to escape a house fire in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.
Paramedics arrived at the blaze on Edendale Road in Sheldon just after 1:50am this morning to find that both occupants had managed to make it out of the burning building.
The man who had jumped out of the window was treated for burns to his right arm and for smoke inhalation.
A woman had managed to make her way out of the house through the front door. She suffered burns and a laceration to her arm.
A man has died after being hit by several cars in Worcestershire yesterday.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an accident on Wolverley Road in Wolverley, Kidderminster at 6.55pm yesterday.
Two ambulances and a senior paramedic officer were sent to the scene after reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a number of cars.
A woman was lucky to escape serious injury after falling in front of a train at Birmingham New Street station.
The woman in her 20s had her left leg bent back towards her body by the train that was pulling into the station at about 6pm yesterday.
An ambulance service spokesman said she was a matter of inches away from being seriously hurt.
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A pedestrian in his eighties had to be airlifted to hospital after being hit by a lorry in Brownhills this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance recorded fourth highest calls on record yesterday after responding to over 3,500 reports.