SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2021 (1332 HOURS)
This was our first call of November. We were informed by Cleveland Police of a woman having sustained a lower leg injury on one of the paths leading down from Roseberry Topping towards the car-park.
Two double-crewed Team Land Rovers were deployed and a number of our members separately made their way to the scene where the casualty was being treated by a North East Ambulance Service paramedic for a suspected broken right ankle. We assisted with splinting then lifted the casualty onto a mountain rescue stretcher and wrapped her securely within a vacuum mattress.
Team members then carried her for approximately 700 metres around the hillside and then uphill to our Land Rovers. She was placed in one of them and driven down to a waiting ambulance for onward transport to James Cook University Hospital. We wish her well for her recovery.
Eighteen Team members attended, with the initial response being co-ordinated by a Call-out Officer. The incident lasted just over two hours plus return travel and vehicle cleaning / decontamination time.
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