Incident 48/2016 – Assisting NWAS with a casualty on the Leeds to Liverpool canal in Wigan

We were called out this afternoon by colleagues at North West Ambulance Service to an incident on the Leeds to Liverpool canal in Wigan.

A male had suffered a serious lower leg injury following a slip on a boat, and the ambulance crews on scene requested our assistance to convey the male from the scene to their ambulance some distance away.

The team worked with ambulance service staff and staff from the Canal and River Trust to move the man from the canal side to the ambulance a few hundred metres away. He was then taken by ambulance to the Royal Albert Edward infirmary in Wigan.

Further information including a report from the casualty himself can be found on our Facebook site.