Incident 62/2017 – Ankle Injury Earnsdale Reservoir

At 22:11 this evening the team was contacted by the North West Ambulance Service for assistance with a casualty on the bank side of Earnsdale Reservoir, Darwen.

The man had sustained an ankle injury whilst walking. The single crew NWAS RRV had reached the man, but required our assistance to carry the man to the nearest road head.

16 team members responded to this incident, who were guided in to the location by the injured mans friend.

The mans leg was placed in a vacuum mattress before transferring onto a stretcher for the short carry to the waiting ambulance.

The team would like to wish the man a speedy recovery from his injury.