SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2023 (1219 HOURS)
We were contacted by North Yorkshire Police regarding a woman who had sustained a painful left knee injury whilst out running with her sister a few miles east of Osmotherley, not far from Square Corner.
Team members were alerted and made their way to an RV-point at Square Corner, using two Team Land Rovers and a number of their personal vehicles. The casualty was starting to get cold and had attempted to keep warm by slowly making her way towards the nearest road, to be collected by another family member. Having then been contacted by phone by a Team member she was advised to shelter, keep as warm as possible but to maintain her location to avoid further damage to her knee. Her location was verified using the mountain rescue Phone Find system and our members were then directed to the two runners.
Once assessed, she was provided with some warm clothing and pain relief medication, wrapped in a casualty bag containing a warming pad and then transported on a wheeled rescue stretcher to one of our Land Rovers. After being driven to the roadside she was then taken to hospital in a family vehicle. We wish her well for a speedy recovery!
Twenty Cleveland MRT members were involved in the call-out which lasted approximately 2-hours plus return travel time back to our Base and homes etc.
Whilst travelling back our Land Rover crews came across a road traffic accident in Great Ayton and stopped to enable Team members to provide casualty care until the arrival of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and North Yorkshire Police.
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