THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2023 (2115 HOURS)
We were contacted by North Yorkshire Police to go to the aid of four occupants of a car that had crashed in wintery conditions, approximately 9-miles east of Stokesley, midway between Kildale and Commondale. The Police anticipated some problems in reaching the scene due to the weather and road conditions, hence the request to us. We deployed two double-crewed Team Land Rovers from our Base and other Team members were put on standby in case needed.
Owing to poor mobile phone coverage in that area neither the Police nor our call-out Officer were able to re-contact the car occupants – it is believed that one of them had originally raised the alarm by walking to higher ground. Eventually our Land Rover crews reached the accident and located the occupants who, although cold, fortunately did not need medical treatment at the scene. As they were stranded, we then transported them home, approximately 6-miles to the Lingdale area on the far side of the A171 Guisborough to Whitby road. The Police were updated and advised about recovery requirements for the damaged vehicle and about damage to a wall.
Five Team members were involved (with nine others on standby) for just over 2.25-hours by the time they returned to Base.
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