It was a mild, dry and still evening, perfect for the midges which dined well on us!
We were called to provide NWAS (North West Ambulance Service) with medical support and subsequent evacuation for two motor cyclists. One had been on a motorbike and the other a quad bike, when riding from opposite directions, they had collided. Their view had been obscured by forestry foliage.
Paramedics were already in attendance, as were the Police as this was classed as a Road Traffic Accident. Whilst some members assisted with one casualty who had multiple injuries, others treated the second biker, who had sustained knee and wrist injuries. In both cases splints were applied and appropriate pain relief given before the two gentlemen were transported to the Visitor Centre for each of their respective onward journeys ie. via an RAF Sea King to Preston, and a land ambulance to Barrow.
A total of 14 members responded to this call out which took 2 ¼ hours.