Hodge Close 12th Oct 2014 15:49hrs 34/2014
The weather was sunny, dry with intermittent cloud. It was quite warm in the sun.
The North West Ambulance Service requested our assistance with the evacuation of a motor cyclist who had fallen off his trail bike. He had a suspected fracture to his leg.
The first party quickly left the base, followed by a second land rover bringing more team members. The Great North Air Ambulance was already in situ, as was a land ambulance, and the paramedics were already treating the casualty with pain relief. Once his leg was splinted, the team carried the gentleman about 20 meters by stretcher to the land rover. He was then driven a short distance up to the land ambulance for his onward journey to Furness General Hospital.
In total 14 Team Members responded to this incident which lasted 1 1/2hours.