One of the team’s more interesting rescues of the year was aired recently on BBC’s Close Calls: On Camera with Nick Knowles. It included the normal foot power and team vehicles, but also the team boat and a Great North Air Ambulance Service helicopter. All motive power worked in perfect harmony to access, treat and evacuate a casualty on the Wasdale Screes. The lady had broken her ankle badly and was in severe pain and significant distress. If you watch it you’ll see on the programme there is a lovely quote from her husband about the advance foot party reaching the scene as if ‘gliding across the rocks’. 😎😎
Following the Facebook post the Close Calls team contacted us to reconstruct the event and do some filming – which we were happy to do a few weeks later. Unfortunately we could not quite repeat the graceful arrival…..
Here is a hilarious out-take