Aug Saturday 16 2008
Today the team received a very kind letter of thanks and a donation for £50.00 from Mr Paul Mather, the casualty involved in our Incident 66, on Saturday 7th June 2008.
Paul had been out hill walking with a small group of colleagues, including two team members, all associated with the Scouts, on the popular local long distance ’Three Towers’ walk, when he suffered an ankle injury on the moorland slopes of Darwen Moor.
We were called to stretcher evacuate Paul down to the vicinity of the ’Ocean Palace’ restaurant, where his colleagues arranged for transport to take him home.
In his letter with his kind donation, Paul explains that he went to A&E to discover he had suffered a suspected broken right foot, which upon further investigation turned out to be severe ankle ligament damage.
Paul has been off work since with this injury, but reports that he is making good progress with his physiotherapy course, and should be returning to work next week.
In his letter Paul comments “…I am sure that my prompt rescue effected by the team has had a lot to do with my recovery….”
He further comments “…please accept my sincere thanks for the kind and very professional recovery of myself. It has only served to make me appreciate the work that the team carries out…”
All the team wish Paul well in his continuing recovery and heres to another go at the ’Three Towers’ walk.