CLEVELAND Mountain Rescue Team received their first call-out of the month today (Feburary 20) as they helped paremedics rescue an injured walker from a coastal path near Marske.

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) called the team to assist one of their crews dealing with the patient.

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NEAS paramedics had been treating the woman for a knee injury but needed extra help to get her safely off the path and into a waiting ambulance in wet and windy conditions.

Once the amulance cew was ready, the injured woman was lifted onto a rescue stretcher, secured in a vacuum mattress and wrapped in a casualty bag to keep warm.

She was then carried back to the roadside and transferred to the ambulance.

Twenty-one mountain team members were deployed to the incident although a few were stood-down before arrival once they had sufficient numbers present.


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