Grizedale Forest

Incident 37 of 2021:-
09/09/2021, 19.16, Grizedale Forest, SD343949
Later that same day, we were back at base for a casualty care training session when North West Ambulance Service called us to help with an off-road vehicle accident on a permitted trail in Grizedale Forest. We despatched all three of our Land Rovers, and arrived on scene to find two seriously injured young men who appeared to have been ejected from their rolling vehicle. Assessment and treatment was commenced for both casualties’ multiple injuries. Helimed 58 from Langwathby landed nearby and its advanced medical team joined us, and land ambulances with their paramedics arrived using a smoother forest track. The helicopter had to depart due to nightfall and weather issues. Both casualties were stabilised, packaged and taken by the two land ambulances to the Major Trauma Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital for further treatment.
The incident involved 17 volunteer team members for 3 hours and 25 minutes, ending around 10.40pm.

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