A WOMAN with a suspected broken hip had to be rescued by specialist paramedics from a muddy field near Great Witley.

The woman had suffered the injury on land to the south of Great Witley at around 10.45am on Wednesday morning (May 17).

The woman's husband managed to get her under cover out of the rain and then had to walk to a nearby property to use their phone due to a lack of mobile signal.

West Midlands Ambulance Service's Hazardous Area Response Team were dispatched to her location which could only be found by moving across two muddy fields, and into a wood.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Initially, an ambulance was sent, but when the crew arrived and assessed the nature of the injuries, they requested that the Hazardous Area Response (HART) team be dispatched.

"The HART team used their Polaris six-wheel drive vehicle to get the majority of the way to the woman and then used their Faretech stretcher to get the patient through the woods to the Polaris.

"It then drove her back to the ambulance, where after further checks, she was then taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

"The Faretech stretcher has two large wheels that enables it to be used over rough terrain where normal stretchers can’t."