21st June 2015 MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM ASSIST WITH INJURED MOUNTAIN BIKER
TEESDALE & WEARDALE SEARCH & MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM ASSIST WITH INJURED MOUNTAIN BIKER
Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team were called out this evening (Tue) to assist the North East Ambulance Service evacuate a badly injured mountain biker from Hamsterley Forest Co. Durham.
Pete Bell, Mountain Rescue Team Leader said "We were called out around 6.30 this evening to assist local paramedics with a mountain biker who had come of his bike on a forest trail approx. 10 minutes from the nearest road. The 17 year old biker from the Stockton area had badly injured his ankle. Six of our team members attended with one of our vehicles. The casualty was loaded onto our stretcher and with the assistance of the casualties father and a friend was carried to a waiting ambulance. During the carry our the Great North Air Ambulance became available and the casualty was transferred to the helicopter and taken to James Cook Hospital.
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "Mountain
Rescue - England and Wales". We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout
County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency
services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves
as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest
callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk