[16] RESCUE – The Cheesewring, Bodmin Moor 15/06/2017 16:56 hrs

The team were requested to assist with a rescue of an injured walker on Stowe’s Hill near Cheesewring quarry. They had slipped near to the tor and were in a great deal of pain. Fortunately there were several team members nearby just finishing a navigation training day and they were able to offer primary care and transport the paramedics to the scene.

Due to the difficult location of the fall and quite serous multiple injuries, further team members were called to form a stretcher party. Along with paramedics, eleven team members stabilised the casualty and evacuated them to a waiting HM Coastguard helicopter from Newquay, which flew the casualty direct to Derriford hospital.

Many thanks to the passing walkers and the climbers in the quarry who also offered their assistance.