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Rescue – Ellers Wood

SUNDAY 19TH JUNE 2022 (1322 HOURS)

At the request of North Yorkshire Police we deployed to an area on the North York Moors, near Ellers Wood, approximately 3-miles north of Hawnby to a report of a member of a walking party who, having fallen, had sustained a hip injury and was unable to stand. 

Two rescue Land Rovers were dispatched along with other Team members travelling separately in their own cars towards an RV-point on the Osmotherley to Hawnby road. Having met up with some of the casualty’s party, Team members walked to his location whilst one Land Rover was driven on a longer, wider route along off-road tracks to get as near to him as possible.

After treatment by Team members he was carried on a rescue stretcher, then loaded into one of the Land Rovers and transported to an ambulance dispatched by YAS waiting at the nearest road point. It proved to be a lengthy and completed extraction route owing to various obstructions on the way.

Fifteen Cleveland MRT members were deployed, initially co-ordinated by our call-out officer from home. It lasted for approximately 5.5 hours, including return travel time.

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