Ambulance gets stuck in mud trying to reach man who’d fallen off horse

After an ambulance and a medical helicopter were unable to reach the man, deputies were called in to get the man to safety

By EMS1 Staff

SAN ANTONIO — A man and an ambulance had to be rescued after the first crew dispatched became stuck in the mud.

FOX San Antonio reported that a Pleasanton EMS ambulance was responding to a call of a man who had fallen off his horse, possibly in a medical emergency. However, while en route to the call, the rig became stuck in mud.

Dispatch contacted Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, who ordered a medical helicopter be sent to the scene, but the helicopter could not land close enough to the patient. A Sheriff’s Rescue Unit was then dispatched to the scene, and several deputies carried the man to the vehicle and drove him to a safe place where the helicopter could land.

The man was then airlifted to the hospital.

Once the patient was taken care of, the HUMVEE Rescue Unit pulled the stuck ambulance a half-mile out of the mud.

“The EMS personnel, deputies, firefighters and bystanders all did a great job this morning,” Soward said in a Facebook post. “This is exactly why we have a HUMVEE Rescue Unit, in medical emergencies, minutes count, I’m glad we were able to assist.”


The Atascosa County Sheriff's Office participated in an emergency rescue operation late this morning east of...

Posted by Sheriff David Soward, Atascosa County, Texas on Wednesday, June 26, 2019


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