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Paramedics Forced To Master Maze To Help Injured Grandma

Wednesday 20th August 2014 

Paramedics had to negotiate a maze in order to rescue an injured grandmother stuck in the middle.

Blake House Maze
Picture: Crisp Aerial

The East of England Ambulance Service were forced to deploy their Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to treat the elderly lady after she fell and hurt her arm at the Blake House Craft Centre near Braintree.

James Hodge, an employee of the centre, said: “We had a family come in who wanted to go into the maze, we did tell them it was very muddy.

“The grandmother who was with them slipped over and hurt her arm so the senior members of staff called the paramedic and stayed with them until the paramedic got here and took her into an ambulance.”

A  spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “As she was in a maze, it was quite difficult for our crews to transport her out using their normal equipment so we dispatched HART who have a specialist piece of equipment that was used to stretcher the woman out.”

The grandmother was taken to Bloomfield Hospital after the incident for further assessment and treatment.