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Busy 24 hours for emergency services in the Cotswolds
IT was a busy 24 hours for firefighters in the Cotswolds who were called to a number of incidents over the weekend.
A man was taken to hospital after a two-car crash near Stow.
Emergency services were called at about 6.20pm on Friday to the A429 Fosseway after a silver Vauxhall Astra collided with a black Mercedes C20.
Two fire crews from Stow Community Fire Station were called and had to cut the roof off the Mercedes to free the male driver, a 46-year-old from Great Rissington, and the 45-year-old female passenger.
The man was taken by South West Ambulance Service to Cheltenham General Hospital suffering with chest pain.
The female driver of the Vauxhall Astra, a 42-year-old from Sunderland, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Fire crews left the scene after two hours.
Meanwhile, co-responding teams were also in action across the county, responding to call for urgent medical help at 11.40am on Saturday to attend a woman with chest pains in Willersey.
The crew was not needed to give any treatment and the ambulance staff took over.
Firefighters and water rescue crews from SARA Tewkesbury were called on Saturday afternoon to rescue a bullock from the river.
Rope rescue teams also worked closely with SARA Beachley to recover a casualty from the cliffs near Wintours Leap, with firefighters working closely alongside volunteers from the Severn Area Rescue Association.
Councillor Will Windsor Clive, cabinet member responsible for fire, said: “Our Fire Service has changed considerably to meet the demands of those that most need our help, allowing our firefighters to work beyond the traditional role.
“I am pleased that lives have been saved and pay credit to the crews of all agencies and organisations that ensure this happens on a daily basis.”
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