Whinlatter (21)

Callout Time: 3:51 pm
Agencies Involved: NWAS, Keswick MRT

The team were called to help the ambulance service with a mountain biker who had come off his bike and suffered a painful knee dislocation. After some pain relief and treatment for cuts the casualty was stretchered a short distance to an ambulance.

Although this was a relatively straight forward call out, rescue efficiency is almost always dependent on the teamwork between the control room at base and those on the hill. In control, members try to speak to and pin point the location of casualties and informants, manage communication with the team and third party organisations, ensure further support is provided if required, ¬†and log activity. It’s definitely the best place to be when it’s grim outside!

We hope the casualty is back on his bike soon.

8 team members – 1 hour 14 minutes

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