Force Crag Mine (35)

Callout Time: 6:23 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Coastguard Helicopter

A 60 year old male was cycling at speed down the main track from Force Crag mine towards Braithwaite when a sheep leapt out into his path causing him to crash.  Although his helmet saved him from a significant head injury he still sustained severe facial and possible spinal injuries. A group of walkers were nearby and raised the alarm. One of the walkers was an A&E doctor who carried out a thorough assessment and made sure the spine was protected from movement. Keswick MRT were quickly on scene and the medical team provided first aid and pain relief. The casualty was placed in a vacuum mattress and stretchered to one of the team vehicles.   Due to the nature of the injury helicopter assistance was requested and and a handover made in a field behind the Braithwaite Institute.

17 team members – 2 hours 37 minutes

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