Blelham Tarn 19th February 2014 11:24hrs 6/2014

Blelham Tarn call out

The weather was mild and dry with sunny periods.

We received a request from the North West Ambulance Service to help with the evacuation of a lady who had been walking around Blelham Tarn with her two dogs. Due to the mud and slippery conditions under foot, she had slipped, badly injuring her ankle.

Team members assisted the paramedics with the treatment which included pain relief and the reducing (straightening of the bones) of the fracture or dislocation. Once comfortable the casualty was stretchered the short distance to the Great North Air Ambulance helicopter which had landed nearby. She was taken to Furness General hospital. Team members returned her dogs by land rover to the family.

12 Team Personnel attended this call out which took 3 hours.

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