Locals lend a hand to help paramedic stuck in the mud

Good samaritans help push a paramedic's car out of a muddy field
Good samaritans help push a paramedic's car out of a muddy field
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GOOD Samaritans rushed to the aid of a stricken paramedic whose car got stuck in a muddy field as he tried to drive a patient to an ambulance.

Residents near East Park, Woodhouse, Sheffield, helped push the emergency response vehicle out of the mud when they heard the car struggling. The paramedic had driven onto the field to help a woman who had collapsed while walking her dog.

Peter Wostenholme, who saw the car get stuck, said: “A lady had collapsed while she was out walking her dog and an ambulance was sent for her. The paramedic had managed to get her into his car, and was driving to the ambulance on the edge of the field, when his car got stuck.

“Local residents and ambulance staff helped push him out of the mud and the woman was then transferred to hospital.”

It had been deemed too dangerous for the woman to be carried on a stretcher to the ambulance because of the muddy and slippery conditions underfoot.