A WOMAN was taken to hospital after injuring her leg at a popular Teesside walking spot.  

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team’s first call-out of the month came on Saturday afternoon, when the woman sustained a lower leg injury on one of the paths leading down from Roseberry Topping towards the car-park.

Two Team Land Rovers were deployed and a number of their members separately made their way to the scene where the casualty was being treated by a North East Ambulance Service paramedic for a suspected broken right ankle. 

The mountain rescue volunteers assisted with splinting her leg, then lifted the casualty onto a mountain rescue stretcher and wrapped her securely within a vacuum mattress.

Team members then carried her for approximately 700 metres around the hillside and then uphill to their Land Rovers. 

She was placed in one of the vehicles and driven down to a waiting ambulance at a nearby farm for onward transport to James Cook University Hospital.

Eighteen Team members attended the incident which lasted just over two hours plus return travel and vehicle cleaning / decontamination time.

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