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Monday, 20 July 2020 17:26

Injured walker - Haytor

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Callout 26/2020 - Haytor, 14:03 20th July 2020

At approximately 13:52, the duty search manager for DSRT Ashburton was contacted by South West Ambulance Service, to help locate a lady with lower leg injury. At 14:03 a full team call out was initiated to look for the lady in the area of Haytor. On arrival at Haytor car park information given by SWAST showed the missing lady was somewhere between Haytor Rocks and Smallacombe rock. A hasty team of 2 were sent ahead whilst we waited for the control vehicle and other members to arrive.  At approximately 14:50hrs, the hasty team located the injured walker and other team members had set off to meet up in our Landrover.  At the casualty site the casualty was treated for an ankle injury and members of our casualty care team administered first aid & pain relief. The injured walker was then transported to the waiting ambulance where she was handed to the paramedics. This shows that even on hot sunny days on Dartmoor a simple fall can lead to emergency agency teams working well together.  The casualty was then taken to hospital by ambulance and DSRT Ashburton wish her a speedy recovery.

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