Coniston 1st August 2013 23:00hrs (25/2013)

Coniston 1st Aug 2013 rescue1

The weather was very mild and dry and obviously it was dark. Due to recent wet weather and the location, the flies were out in full force.

The team was called to assist the North West Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a gentleman. He had slipped on damp grass in his field above the Coniston to Torver disused railway line. Access was impossible for an ambulance.

The paramedics were picked up by one of the landrovers and we were on scene fairly quickly. The casualty had injured his knee and was given pain relief whilst his leg was splinted. He was stretchered to the landrover which was parked only about 25 metres away and then driven the short distance to the waiting ambulance.

17 members attended this incident which took just over an hour.

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