Callout #11 – Burrator

21st April. The Police called the Team at 13:43 to attend an incident involving a 52 year old male who had sustained an ankle injury and was unable to walk further. The incident was alongside Newleycombe Lake, about 3km upstream from Burrator Reservoir, in a steep-sided valley. An advance party was sent to assess the casualty and when the SWAST HART team arrived they were escorted to the casualty site. After the subject had been splinted and given pain relief he was transported by stretcher to a landing site where he was loaded into a Devon Air Ambulance for transport to Derriford Hospital. Another incident involving joint working with statutory services, Air Ambulance and 18 of our volunteer members.

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