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Callouts 2017

Greator Rocks casualty airlifted by Devon Air Ambulance

CALLOUT 30 / 2017 - 13:10  26th NOVEMBER 2017

The team were called out earlier today to assist the South Western Ambulance Trust with the evacuation of 2 reported casualties near the Houndtor Medieval Village. Members began to arrive at the Houndtor car park within 30 minutes and walked across the short distance to the Medieval Village. Passing Houndtor and with a good view down to the village, the Devon Air Ambulance was spotted already onsite having landed at Greator Rocks alongside a white Landrover. 

The lead team of 3 of our members arrived at Greator Rocks just as a casualty, understood to be in her 60's,  with a dislocated shoulder had been escorted to the helicopter for evacuation to hospital. The second casualty thought to be her partner was deemed to be non-urgent having initially given cause for medical concern on seeing his partner fall and was in the white Landrover belonging to our sister Dartmoor Search and rescue Team at Plymouth.

The Plymouth Landie escorted the 2nd casualty to the Houndtor car park where he was checked over by one of our team Doctors.

It appears the casualties had been part of a fundraising walk being organised for the Plymouth team who had sent their Landrover along to accompany the event.

Our team members and vehicle congregating at the Houndtor Car park were then stood down.

 

 

 

Published in Callouts 2017
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