Date: 30 August 2018
Location: Harwood Forest
A busy end to August for our volunteers with three incidents in four days!
North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance yesterday afternoon in locating an injured young mountain biker and his father. They were believed to be in the area of Simonside Forest.
With NEAS assets in the area North of Tyne MRT and ourselves immediately despatched a local Team member, one of our incident controllers, to liaise with the crews. Drivers were also allocated to our response vehicles. In the meantime our Incident Officer used our #PhoneFind technology and local knowledge to confirm the exact location of the casualty. Thankfully the young mountain biker was on a drivable track and we were able to direct the Ambulance resources into the location.
Our Team member on scene then assisted the crew to stabilise the injury before escorting everyone out of Harwood Forest.
We hope the casualty makes a swift recovery and that this incident hasn’t put him off mountain biking.
The incident involved 6 Team members for 1 hour 20 minutes.
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