A WOMAN suffered a “nasty” ankle injury and had to be rescued by ambulance crews while out walking in Kinver Edge this lunchtime (Thursday, April 13).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the top of the path at Kinver Edge at about 1.30pm today after a 40-year-old woman had tripped and gone over on her right ankle resulting in a suspected fracture dislocation.

An ambulance, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were all dispatched to the scene.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “Given the location, the air ambulance arrived first and after quickly assessing the patient, stood the other resources down.

“The woman received treatment from the aircrew including a trauma doctor, before having her leg splinted.

“A member of the public in a 4×4 then assisted by helping to move the woman to the aircraft before the short flight to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

“We’d like to thank the members of the public and the woman’s family at the scene for their assistance.”