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Captain Cooks Rescue

Sunday 31st May 2020. We were contacted by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service shortly after 1.30am with a request to assist with the recovery of an injured man somewhere near Captain Cook’s monument. He had set off walking late on Saturday evening, but had fallen injuring his ankle. However he was unable to give a precise location. Initially a limited number of Team members plus a Team Land Rover were deployed to liaise with the paramedics whilst attempts were made by our Call-out Officer to contact the man via his mobile phone. We also utilised our ‘phone find’ system and YAS had used the What3Words app in an effort to establish his correct location but without a useful response.

Just before 3.30am Team members searching an area to the west of Captain Cook’s monument found the injured man. They treated him for an injury to his leg. Owing to the location he had to be carried some distance on one of our specialist mountain rescue stretchers to our Land Rover Ambulance, which then transported him to the waiting YAS ambulance. 

Our volunteer Team members were then able to return home although some remained at our Base to thoroughly decontaminate the Land Rover and equipment. 10 Team members (plus others on standby) were involved in the incident which lasted just over 4 hours.

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