2023: 51 Callouts | 2022: 61 Callouts

Great Ayton

Friday 11th September 2020. On Thursday we mentioned having three call-outs in as many days. Well today we made it four in four days!

At 1.35pm we were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a report of a man who had sustained a potential broken leg after falling whilst out walking with his wife. From the description given he appeared to be somewhere in the vicinity of Captain Cook’s Monument. Team members were deployed to an RV-point at Gribdale Gate car-park and made their way towards the monument accompanied by one of our Land Rover ambulances. Our Mercedes GLB support vehicle on-loan from Mercedes-Benz of Teesside remained at the RV-point with a Team member, so that he could direct more of our volunteer members as they arrived. 

They soon came across the ambulance crew who were treating the man for the injury to his left leg. He was then helped into our Land Rover where he was able to sit down (no stretcher required). We then drove him and one of the paramedics back down to the car-park where waiting Team members assisted the injured man into the ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

15 Team members attended the incident which lasted just under one-hour, plus vehicle decontamination time (COVID-19) back at our Base.

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