Grizedale Forest 17th August 2015 13:20hrs 41/2015


It was a warm sunny afternoon with some cloud.

The call out was actually initiated by LAMRT (Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team). They had received a request to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a casualty in Grizedale, but as we were the nearer Team, they handed the incident over to us. A female cyclist had come off her electric bike and landed badly.

Two Land Rovers were deployed. A  Paramedic was already in attendance and we assisted treating the lady for mainly potential neck and spinal injuries. She was then stretchered to the North West Air Ambulance helicopter which had been able to land in a field a short distance away, and flown to Preston Royal Infirmary.

14 Team members responded to this call out which took 2 hours.

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