First aid given after horse bolts
Volunteers were called into action at a
horse show in Portsmouth this week when a shire horse broke loose
from its handler and ran into the crowd.
The large horse ran into the crowds of the arena, dragging its
handler along with it.
Ambulance crew on duty treated the
injured handler and a member of the crowd and transported them to
hospital. A 33-week pregnant lady was also treated for severe
shock and taken to the local maternity unit.
Four other injured members of the public
were treated at the St John Ambulance first aid post.
David Harrison, Commander of Hampshire said: ‘The team worked
really well together in a calm and professional manner. I am
really proud of them – they coped well in a difficult situation and
deserve all the credit they are receiving!’