SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2023 (1155 hours)
We were contacted by North Yorkshire Police with a report that a man had sustained an ankle injury whilst walking on the Cleveland Way about 2-Km east of Lordstones Cafe. Our call-out officer contacted the man’s friend to confirm the location and to check the casualty’s condition. They had provided an accurate location to the Police using the What3Words App, were able to provide good information to the Team and were well equipped to keep the casualty warm.
After the first members arrived at the RV-point on farmland they continued on as far as they could by car, then walked up the Cleveland Way to reach the casualty, gradually being joined by other members as they arrived (who took with them further medical and rescue equipment). After providing pain relief and stabilising the injury, the casualty was carried about 600-metres on a rescue stretcher to our Land Rover and driven back to the RV-point from where he was taken to hospital. We wish him well for his recovery.
Many thanks to everyone at Beak Hills Farm who as usual were kind enough to put up with the disruption caused due to our parking and for access across their land. Twenty team members were involved for approximately 2.5-hours plus return travel time and yet more time for those involved in preparing the vehicle and equipment for future call-outs.
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