SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2023 (1106 HOURS)
Sunday brought our 50th call-out of the year – despite 2023 so far being a little ‘quieter’ than in recent years, things have certainly been a lot busier in the last few weeks!
For this call-out, we were contacted by the North East Ambulance Service to assist them with a woman who had badly injured an ankle in Guisborough Woods whilst taking part in a running event. Owing to her location, along a muddy and uneven track, the NEAS crew would have been unable to carry her on their own, hence the call to us.
Two Team Land Rovers were soon dispatch from our Great Ayton Base and other Team members made their own way to the scene. To protect the casualty from the rain we covered her in a group shelter and then administered pain relief before securing her ankle within a vacuum splint. She was then lifted onto a rescue stretcher, wrapped within a casualty bag to keep warm and carried approximately 300-metres to the waiting ambulance.
Many thanks to the Hardmoors race marshall for directing our personnel to the casualty as they arrived.
Sixteen Team members were involved in the incident which lasted for approximately 1.75-hours by the time the vehicles returned to Base.
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