WEDNESDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2022 (1102 hours)
We received a request from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to deploy in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance – the second such request to assist our air ambulance colleagues within the space of five days over the Christmas period. A helicopter was en route to report a person who had fallen down an embankment on farmland east of Ugthorpe, west of Whitby.
Eight Cleveland MRT members were deployed in two Team Land Rovers and a number of others separately made their way to Mulgrave Farm where an RV-point had been identified. The first of our Team members on scene liaised with the YAA crew who were treating the casualty and also updated our call-out officer as to the likely equipment needed to extract the casualty who had slipped and fallen approximately 20-feet from an embankment into the edge of a stream running through a gulley. He was wet, very cold and had sustained various injuries including to his lower leg. After being treated by the air ambulance crew, Cleveland MRT members then lifted him onto a mountain rescue stretcher and packaged him within a vacuum mattress and a casualty bag to help with warming. We then extracted him from the gulley using a back-up rope system to the top of the embankment before carrying him approximately 100-metres to the helicopter for onward transport to hospital. We wish him well for his recovery.
Many thanks to everyone at Mulgrave Farm for access to the RV-point and also to the estate staff for their help at the scene. Twenty Cleveland MRT members were involved for just over two-hours plus additional time to travel home etc (and longer for those returning the Land Rovers to our Base as they then had to clean and sort out the vehicles and equipment).
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