Incident 86/2008

At 13:26 today the team was paged by NWAS (Greater Manchester) requesting our assistance in extracting a difficult to reach casualty in the Whitefield area of Greater Manchester. On gathering more information on the incident a full team callout was issued at 13:33.

The female casualty had been horse riding in a party of four on this bank holiday Monday when she had fallen from her horse.

Two of our LandRover Ambulances were out in the teams’ area and responded to the incident, with 5 call out contact personnel on board. A further 6 personnel responded in their own vehicles to the rendezvous point on Philips Park Road West. Another two call out team members stood down responding.

On locating the casualty the easiest extraction was determined to be straight up the M60 embankment where an NWAS ambulance was parked on a wide section of the M60 hard shoulder waiting to transfer the casualty to hospital.

After loading the casualty on to one of our Bell rescue stretchers the team carried the casualty up the steep embankment using ropes to aid the ascent.

The casualty was transferred to the waiting ambulance and the incident concluded at 14:43.