Sunday 27th October 11.21
We were contacted by North Yorkshire Police to go to the assistance of a collapsed walker on the Esk Valley Walk near Castleton on the North York Moors.
The walker, who was in his seventies and with a walking group from Middlesbrough, had collapsed with breathing difficulties. A passing doctor raised the alarm alerting the ambulance service.
We deployed our two Land Rover Ambulances to the incident site where the gentleman was looked after by members of the team and our two doctors. He was carried in our specialised mountain rescue stretcher for several hundred metres to a one of our landrovers.
He was then taken to meet with up with Yorkshire Ambulance Service personnel and transferred to their Ambulance for further checks in hospital.
The remaining walkers safely completed their walk to Castleton.
The incident lasted around 2hrs 20m and involved 17 personnel.
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