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Rescue – Roseberry Topping


The Team was contacted by North Yorkshire Police during the evening with a report of a 33-year-old male who had injured his ankle whilst near to the summit of Roseberry Topping. At that time he was unable to walk, hence the reason we were called.

Team members were directed to an RV-point at Aireyholme Farm near Great Ayton. From there they made their way to Roseberry Topping and located the casualty who by then had slowly started to descend from the summit assisted by two friends. His ankle was strapped up by Team members, he was given some pain relief and then placed on a mountain rescue stretcher in order to more easily complete the descent by being carried and ‘sledged’ down the hill. A Team Land Rover was then used to transport him back to the farm where he was met by his friends to take him to hospital for further treatment as necessary. 

Eighteen Team members attended (although some where quickly stood-down without needing to be deployed). They were supported by our call-out officer who co-ordinated the response to the incident, which lasted for approximately 2-hours (including time to return to Base and decontaminate the vehicles and equipment). 

Many thanks to everyone at Aireyholme Farm for again providing us with a suitable RV-point and access across their land.

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