Callout Date: 29/01/2022
Callout Time: 1:20 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, RAF MRT, NWAS
An experienced group of mountain bikers were descending the red south loop trail when one suffered a heavy crash. After one of the group called 999 for assistance the police information to the team indicated that the casualty was unconscious and included his first name and date of birth. A Keswick MR team member recognised this as highly likely being his son and so rushed to base in time for the dispatch of the first vehicle. An RAF MR team who were training in the area also attended. The team vehicle was able to park close to the incident and on arrival the casualty had re-gained consciousness and was sitting up with a space blanket and warm clothes provided by his friends. After a thorough check over by a team doctor the man was able to walk to the team vehicle and was driven down to an awaiting ambulance. He was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle for further checks but was later discharged.
Although suffering from concussion he had chosen that day to use a full face, rather than an open face helmet, which no doubt saved him from more serious injuries.
His Dad later said “you never stop worrying about your kids – even when they’re 42”.
10 team members – 1 hour 10 minutes