At 13:13 we received a call from the Police requesting our Team to assist the Ambulance service with the evacuation of a casualty from the Moor. A 42 year old climber had fallen over 6 metres from the main climbing face on Sheeps Tor, landing on his back and head. He was reported to have sustained hand, head, back and possible spinal injuries. Our first member reached the RV within 10 minutes of the callout and proceeded to the casualty site with Ambulance Paramedics.
Further personnel, kit and wheeled stretcher were then deployed, and after full assessment and treatment by Paramedics the subject was packaged in immobilising kit and stretchered down to a waiting SWAST Ambulance for urgent transport to Derriford Hospital. It was an excellent example of inter-agency co-operation involving SWAST Staff, SWAST HART Team and 20 of our volunteer members.
Postscript 15th April: We have been updated that the subject sustained multiple fractures to neck, back and ribs. He is however expected to have no permanent loss of mobility. We wish him well in his recovery.