Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called out at 9.30pm last night (Monday) to help in the rescue of an injured walker. The lady had been walking with a companion when she slipped and severely injured her leg. The ambulance service and police attended but because of the ladies location, the Stang Forest on the Durham/North Yorkshire border south of the A66 nr Barnard Castle they were unable to rescue her. Team spokesman Steve Owers said "We sent 10 Team members to the scene. We were fortunate that we were able to get our Landrover within about 50m of the casualty. She was treated by a paramedic, put onto one of our stretchers and loaded into our vehicle for the half a kilometre journey to a track where she was handed over to they Ambulance service. The two people involved were equipped for the type of terrain they were walking in. The male walker was able to contact the Police via a mobile phone. We were then able to speak with him and get an exact location as he was also carrying a map. He did everything we could expect in the circumstance".
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