A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after she was injured on the canal near Weston Rhyn.

The Welsh Air Ambulance was called to a narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal near Station Road, shortly before 12pm on Wednesday (August 3).

A land ambulance also attended and the patient was airlifted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a patient who had become injured on a narrowboat, near to Station Road, at 11.45am.

"We sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Welsh Air Ambulance to the scene.

"On arrival we discovered a female patient who following treatment was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.”