Saturday June 22nd.1400hrs
We were called to help a 21 year old lady from the Durham area had fallen around 6 metres onto rocks, sustaining serious injuries, whilst climbing at the Wainstones, a popular climbing area on the Moors above Stokesley.
The Team deployed in their landrover ambulances to the scene and managed to drive across fields to within around 200 metres from the crag along with a paramedic from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
The lady was treated at the scene by team personnel, including a doctor, and the ambulance paramedic. They were then assisted by the medical staff from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance that arrived on scene soon after us.
Once stabilised the lady was carried on a mountain rescue stretcher by the team 100 metres to the waiting helicopter for the short flight to James Cook University Hospital.
Eighteen team members were involved in the incident that lasted two hours.
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