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Ambulance Assistance – Marske

SUNDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2022 (1233 HOURS)

After a few quiet weeks we received out first call-out of the month when the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) asked us to assist one of their crews dealing with an injured walker on a coastal path near Marske.

Once the first of our Land Rovers arrived, Team members walked a few hundred metres to the scene carrying their equipment. The NEAS crew had been treating the woman for a knee injury and once they were ready she was lifted onto our stretcher, secured in a vacuum mattress and wrapped in a casualty bag to keep warm (the weather was very wet and windy). She was then carried back to the roadside and transferred to the ambulance.

Twenty-one Team Members were deployed for approximately 1.5 hours plus return travel time back to Base and homes (although a few were stood-down before arrival as we had sufficient numbers present).

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