Old Coach Road, Thelkeld Knotts (32)
Callout Date: 11/05/2019
Callout Time: 12:58 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS
A female mountain biker crashed whilst descending the Old Coach Road underneath Thelkeld Knotts. The resulting pain to her back, knee, and arm prevented her from continuing. Her partner requested assistance and was promptly met by one of the Keswick MR Team who had been paragliding on Clough Head at the time of the accident as well as a couple of passing mountain bikers. The team Land Rover was dispatched and made its way up the Old Coach Road to the casualty. After providing pain relief she was packaged in a vacuum mattress and transported in the Land Rover down the rough track to the road, and then transferred to the North West Ambulance Service and onto the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle.
8 team members – 2 hours