MOUNTAIN rescuers have helped bring a stricken walker to safety after a fall at Roseberry Topping.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team was contacted by the North East Ambulance service shortly before 8pm on Friday asking for assistance for its hazardous area response team who were dealing with the casualty at the North Yorks Moors beauty spot.

The man who had fallen was suspected of having sustained a broken leg.

Two mountain rescue Land Rovers teams were deployed to the rescue scene, making their way on foot over the last section, three-quarters of the way up the western side of Roseberry Topping.

On reaching the scene they assisted the ambulance team who were treating the casualty.

He was lifted him onto a rescue stretcher and securely ‘packaged’ in a casualty bag.

They carried him approximately 40-metres down a steep section of the main path and then along a side track for about 200-metres, gradually carrying him uphill to point where their vehicles were parked.

He was then transported, still on a stretcher, in one of the Land Rovers across farmland to a waiting ambulance for transfer to hospital.

Team members wished him well with his recovery and thanked everyone at Aireyholme Farm for their help with access across their land.

Fifteen team members were directly involved assisted by a further volunteer co-ordinating their response remotely.

The incident was said to have taken just under three hours to complete and ensure the casualty reached hospital.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a volunteer organisation providing a 24-hour search and rescue service for people who are injured or missing, mainly operating on the northern part of the North York Moors.

The team can also be called on to assist in any mountainous, upland, lowland and urban area across the UK.

It needs to raise approximately £42,000 each year to fund its charitable activities.


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