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Rescue – Staithes


We were contacted in the afternoon by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service regarding a woman who had fallen and sustained an ankle injury (and was unable to stand) whilst walking on the Cleveland Way between Staithes and Port Mulgrave. 

One of our Team Doctors was in the area so made his way to assess the situation whilst others headed there using a combination of two Team Land Rovers and personal vehicles. After a while it became clear that the casualty had been assisted to a nearby farm by other people and so our Doctor was redirected there to assess her injuries. Other Team resources were then scaled back leaving just one Land Rover crew to assist. It was later decided to transport the casualty to James Cook hospital for treatment and we left her in the capable hands of NHS staff. We wish her well with her recovery.

Well done to the farmer who helped to get her somewhere warm and dry and also to the person who contacted the ambulance service and later provided useful information when our Call-out Officer phoned him. In addition to five Team members who attended the farm, nine others were involved or en route when stood-down. By the time the Land Rover crew got back to Base the incident had lasted just over three-hours.

(Cover photo – library photo and not a Land Rover!)

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