Dramatic rescue for mountain team

The casualty is made ready for rescue
The casualty is made ready for rescue
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THE Mountain Rescue team undertook a dramatic rescue in a gorge near Goathland recently.

Sixteen members of the volunteer team responded to a call for help from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, who had treated a female casualty at New Wath Scar in Gothland, but were unable to extract her from the site.

Members of the rescue team signal the RAF helicopter

Members of the rescue team signal the RAF helicopter

Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team responded to the call at 2.20pm on 20 July and a spokesperson said: “Knowing the difficulty of rescue from that area we requested an RAF Sea King with the intention to winch the casualty from a clear area in the valley.”

However, the helicopter that normally covers the Yorkshire coast was already tasked and so Rescue 131, from RAF Boulmer, near Alnwick in Northumberland, responded to the call. A winch was established and the casualty, who had suffered an ankle injury, was flown to James Cook Hospital.

The team stood down at 4.20pm and the spokesperson added: “This was an excellent example of multi-agency work between the ambulance, RAF, SRMRT and North Yorkshire Police.

More images from the rescue can be seen at team’s Facebook page.

The Sea King hovers in position above the tree tops

The Sea King hovers in position above the tree tops

On 12 July SRMRT were also called to assist with the evacuation of a 68-year-old male with a fractured lower leg from the Cleveland Way, close to Robin Hood’s Bay.