Paramedics conquer maze to rescue injured grandma

Paramedics had to deploy a team of highly-skilled hazard experts to rescue a grandma who fell and hurt herself in a maze.

The maize mate at Blake House craft centre. Credit: Facebook/Great Maze

They were called to reports the elderly woman was injured as she explored the 10-acre maize maze at the Blake House craft centre near Braintree, Essex.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "An elderly woman injured her arm when she fell in a maze.

"As she was in a maze, it was quite difficult for our crews to transport her out using their normal equipment so we dispatched the hazardous area response team, who have a specialist piece of equipment that was used to stretcher the woman out."

The woman was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford for further assessment and treatment.