Grizedale Forest

15:01 (Grid SD 353 942)

It was a fine autumn afternoon when NW Ambulance Service tasked us to assist Helimed 08’s paramedics by recovering a male cyclist who had crashed on a forest track. He had a major lower leg injury which was splinted after pain relief had been given. We carried him on a stretcher to our waiting Land Rover ambulance, and drove him and the paramedics to Helimed 08 which was waiting in the nearest field outside the forest. He was then flown to Furness General for further treatment.

This call out involved 13 team members and lasted 2 hours.