Islander Urges Walkers To Carry Mobile Phone Following Incident
A St Mary’s man has urged all islanders to take a mobile phone whenever they walk around the islands. Terry Parsons says he’s changed his opinion on carrying one following an incident before Christmas.
He was walking his dog on The Garrison when he came across a woman who had fallen and badly hurt her ankle. Terry says that she had been on the ground for over an hour, unable to walk on.
He found the injured walker purely by chance after altering his route to pass the pottery in order to avoid mud on the higher walk.
Terry says he’s had his phone with him on every walk since the accident.
Mr Parsons says that the paramedics responded swiftly and professionally when they were called. And he says the attention and care that they offered the patient on site and as they took her to the ambulance on a chair is, “beyond praise and should be saluted.”