Cleveland Mountain Rescue team reaches 50th call-out of year as collapsed walker helped at Roseberry Topping (From The Northern Echo)
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Cleveland Mountain Rescue team reaches 50th call-out of year as collapsed walker helped at Roseberry Topping
CLEVELAND Mountain Rescue team dealt with their 50th call-out of the year today (Thursday) when they were asked to help a collapsed walker.
A 53-year-old Guisborough man was found collapsed by a passer-by on the moortop near Roseberry Topping.
The ambulance service was called and they asked the rescue team for help due to the remote location.
With the assistance of the passerby the walker managed to recover sufficiently to walk to a moorland track where he was met by an ambulance and members of the rescue team. He was treated and transported to hospital.
Team secretary, Pete Mounsey said in a normal year Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team receives around 45 call-outs, ranging from injured hikers to crashed mountain bikers and from lost walkers to dementia sufferers and people suffering from depression. This year they have responded to, among others: 24 rescue callouts; 22 searches; four fatalities; 17 searches for vulnerable people and two searches involving the specialist water search group.
The search for one missing walker involved seven callouts and took 2,000 man hours.
In addition, five crashed mountain bikers, one fallen horse rider, three crashed sledgers and one fallen paraglider have required their services.
Team secretary, Pete Mounsey said: "We don't know why this year has been so busy. It is probably a combination of the weather and an increased number of people using the upland areas for recreation."
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