SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY 2022 (1747 HOURS)
A few hours after finishing the second day of weekend practice most members were relaxing at home, tidying up their kit bags and drying out their water rescue equipment, when we received a call from the North East Ambulance Service requesting our assistance.
A NEAS ambulance was en route to a report of a person having fallen from a tree in woodland near to the Flatts Lane medical centre, Middlesbrough and had sustained a serious leg injury. Team members were called out and made their way to the ambulance crew who were by then treating the casualty. Once he had been stabilised, we then lifted him on to one of our rescue stretchers and carried him for approximately 400-metres out of wood edge along a track, back to the waiting ambulance for further treatment at James Cook University Hospital.
Nineteen Team Members were deployed, co-ordinated by our Call-out Officer from home, for approximately 1.5 hours plus return travel time.
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