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Rescue (ambulance assist) – Errington Wood

FRIDAY 28TH MAY 2021 (2311 HOURS)

A late-night call from the North East Ambulance Service to assist one of their crews with a 15-year-old male reportedly unconscious in Errington Wood near to New Marske. Although the ambulance crew was with him the location meant that it would be a long carry-out through woodland hence the need for our assistance. 

Team members were called out from home to an RV-point at the western end of the woods. From there they walked to the scene whilst a Team Land Rover was driven there with suitable rescue equipment. Upon arrival the male, one of a large group of young people in the area, was being treated by paramedics. We assisted with the supply of additional medical equipment until he was ready to be wrapped in a casualty bag. After lifting him onto our rescue stretcher we then carried and ‘sledged’ the stretcher for approximately 800-metres to the waiting ambulance.

Thank you to the Cleveland Police officers present for their assistance during the period of our attendance in the area.

Fourteen Team members were involved supported by our call-out officer co-ordinating our response to the incident, which lasted for approximately 1.5 hours. It was an additional hour before our Land Rover was ready for further deployment owing to the time required to return it and the equipment to our Base where it was then decontaminated (so it was 0145 hours before some of our volunteers could go home). 

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