CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the search and evacuation of a 49yr old man who had fallen on The Pennine Way sustaining a lower leg injury. The man was believed to be approximately 1 mile along The Pennine Way from Upper Heights Farm.
Whilst team vehicles were en-route, a local resident moved the casualty closer to the main road. Once on-scene, three local CVSRT members (who had travelled direct), assisted the ambulance crew to transfer the casualty into ambulance.
25 CVSRT members
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
- Date Sunday, 01 January 2017
- Location Back Lane, Stanbury
- Grid Reference SD 99387 36223
- Latitude 53.822280
- Longitude -2.0107940
- Man Hours 25
- Members In Attendance 25
The gentleman was part of a walking group who were approaching the trig at Blackstone Edge when he became ill. The casualty’s well-being is always a priority and as the location was on the border of our operational area, both teams were deployed.
Once on-scene, the casualty was treated by North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) paramedics and transferred to the helicopter by team members from Oldham MRT and CVSRT, for the onward journey to hospital:
Both teams stood down and returned to their respective base.
Watch the helimed take off here: https://youtu.be/D8jHy77Qgx8
- Date Tuesday, 29 December 2015
- Location Blackstone Edge (Pennine Way)
- Grid Reference SD972164
- Latitude 53.644120
- Longitude -2.0436323
- Man Hours 69.6
- Members In Attendance 20