Incident #1001

At 15:41, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist crews with locating and evacuating a 68yo female who had sustained a lower leg injury whilst walking along The Pennine Way at Top Withens (Wuthering Heights), near Haworth.

CVSRT members were able to pinpoint the casualty using SARLOC and deployed to the location. The assistance of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) was also requested.

Once the lady was packaged and comfortable, CVSRT members stretchered her to the helicopter for evacuation from the moors to the land ambulance situated on the road head. Team members then created a secondary landing site for the helicopter and then assisted with the transfer of the casualty to the land ambulance.

This callout was the 1000th incident milestone since the team formed in 1966, and coincidentally it was YAA Aircrew Paramedic, Sammy Wills 999th patient too.

In attendance:
14 CVSRT members
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Total Duration: 3hrs 19mins

Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday, 02 March 2017
  • Location: Top Withens, Haworth (Wuthering Heights)
  • Grid Reference: SD 98270 35551
  • Latitude: 53.816237
  • Longitude: -2.0277579
  • Man Hours: 43.1
  • Members In Attendance: 14

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