Iron Keld Plantation

21:26 (Grid NY344 008)

The team was called by CUMPOL (Cumbria Police) to assist a mountain biker who had fallen on a forest track, sustaining suspected spinal injuries. After assessment and effective analgesia, he was gently lifted into a vacuum mattress (which immobilises the neck and spine) and stretchered off the hill. A waiting land ambulance took him to Furness General for further treatment.

This call out involved 14 team members and lasted 2 hours 20 minutes, finishing just before midnight.