Grizedale Forest 20th December 2015 12:58hrs 63/2015


The evening turned wet and windy.

The weather was mild, cloudy and windy, becoming wet later.

The Team was asked by the North West Ambulance Service  to assist with the evacuation of a male mountain biker in Grizedale Forest. He had crashed whilst cycling along the difficult North Face Trail and fallen 10ft. It was reported that he had sustained a possible rib fracture and had difficulties in breathing.

Two Land rovers left the base  and a number of Team personnel were collected en route. The casualty was assessed and made comfortable by team members before he was handed over to the paramedics who had arrived from NWAS and the Great North Air Ambulance. He was treated on scene and given pain relief, and then stretchered from the trail to the land ambulance. He was later flown to hospital by the GNAA.

In total 14 Team Members responded to this incident which took just under 2 hours.

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