Cove Quarry, Below Coniston Old Man 11th December 2013 13:51hrs 43/2013

Cove quarry para glider low res 

The weather was dry and sunny. The team was called to assist the North West Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a para-glider who had collided with the ground, close to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston. The Great North Air Ambulance also attended the incident.

The casualty was treated by the Air Ambulance doctor and paramedic. He had a suspected head injury, lower leg injuries and bruising. The Team, together with the help of some soldiers in training from ITC Catterick, stretchered the casualty to the waiting helicopter about ¾ kilometre away down the fell. He was then flown to a specialist hospital in Newcastle.

8 team members responded to this call out which took 3 hours.

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