Friday 10th July 2020. We were contacted by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service at 4.16pm with a request to assist them on the Cleveland Way at Scarth Nick between Osmotherley and Swainby. A walker had fallen down a hill and needed medical attention for injuries received. A Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter was also deployed.
Upon our arrival the casualty, a woman from Hull who had been walking with her son and a friend when she slipped and fell, was being treated by paramedics for injuries to her left shoulder and right knee. Our Team doctor and another member attended the scene to provide assistance, followed by other Team members carrying additional medical equipment including a specialist mountain rescue stretcher. The casualty did not require helicopter evacuation so we carried her on our stretcher approximately 200-metres downhill to the waiting ambulance which took her to hospital for treatment. 16 Team members were involved (plus two co-ordinating remotely) for approximately 1.5 hours.
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