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Rescue – Danby Rigg

SUNDAY 3RD APRIL 2022 (1432 HOURS)

After a relatively quiet few weeks we received a call during the afternoon from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service who reported that a motorcyclist had suffered a serious leg injury on Danby Rigg, south of Danby. A Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter was also en route.

A double-crewed Team Land Rover was sent from our Base whilst other Team members made their way separately to a roadside RV-point near Crossley Side Farm. Two local members were quickly on scene and together with our Team Doctor assisted the Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedic with the initial treatment – the biker had a badly broken leg.

After treatment the biker was placed into one of our Casualty Bags, put onto our Bell Stretcher and carried around 300-metres down to the waiting Land Ambulance. He was transferred to the Ambulance for onward travel to James Cook Hospital. We wish him well for a quick and successful recovery,

Twenty-three Team Members were involved with the rescue with one other person co-ordinating our response from home. The Call-out lasted just under two-hours with further time needed to return the Land Rover and equipment back to Call-out ready status.

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