Incident #1139

At 14.23 on Saturday 1st December, CVSRT were alerted to an incident involving a competitor in the ladies senior race at the Red Rose Cross Country League event at Centre Vale Park in Todmorden.

In wet and very muddy conditions, a lady had fallen and sustained a lower leg injury requiring immediate medical assistance. Race marshals, (including two members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team who happened to be at the event), were quickly on scene to provide basic first aid. An ambulance was requested and advised that due to the location of the incident the crew would also require help to transfer the woman to the ambulance. Two CVSRT vehicles with crew were deployed to assist with the evacuation.

Whilst the remaining team members arrived on-scene, the casualty received pain relief before her leg was splinted. Once comfortable, the lady was packaged and transferred by stretcher to the ambulance. As the team completed this first incident, race marshals alerted team members to a second incident involving a male runner with a leg injury. CVSRT members provided first aid and pain relief before helping the casualty into his friends car for onward journey to hospital.

Duration: 2hrs 12mins
In attendance: 20 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Additional Info

  • Date: Saturday, 01 December 2018
  • Location: Centre Vale Park, Todmorden
  • Grid Reference: SD 93083 24713
  • Latitude: 53.718780
  • Longitude: -2.1062939
  • Man Hours: 44.4
  • Members In Attendance: 20

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