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Rescue – Roseberry Topping

FRIDAY 20TH AUGUST 2021 (1951 HOURS)

We were contacted by the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) during the evening to assist their Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) members who were on Roseberry Topping dealing with a man who had fallen and reportedly sustained a broken leg. Our two Land Rovers were deployed and Team members were directed to a local RV-point. From there they made their way to the scene (about three-quarters of the way up the western side of Roseberry Topping) meeting up with the HART personnel who were treating the casualty.

When they were ready our Team members lifted him onto a rescue stretcher and securely ‘packaged’ him in a casualty bag. We then carried him approximately 40-metres down a steep section of the main path and then along a side track for approximately 200-metres gradually carrying him uphill to point where our Land Rovers had been able to reach. The casualty was then transported, still on a stretcher, in one of the Land Rovers across farmland to a waiting NEAS ambulance for transfer to hospital. We wish him well in his recovery.

Many thanks to everyone at Aireyholme Farm for their help with access across their land.

Fifteen of our volunteer Team members were directly involved with another one co-ordinating our response remotely. The incident lasted just under three hours.

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