The crews were busy, as they usually are, yesterday. Here’s an update:
9:00am – An 8-year-old boy was hit by a car in Gretna. He sustained head and facial injuries and was treated on scene by a GNAAS doctor and paramedic and Scottish Ambulance Service paramedics. He was flown to the major trauma centre at the RVI in Newcastle and his condition was stable on arrival.
13:25pm – Two males fell 100ft from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn. One patient sustained a back injury and head lacerations and was treated at the scene by GNAAS doctor and paramedic. The second male was able to walk away uninjured with the help of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team. Due to low cloud, Patterdale MRT performed a difficult technical rescue and an RAF Sea King helped to extricate them.
16:30pm -Two cars collided at high speed, trapping one driver in the wreckage, near Catcleugh Reservoir in Northumberland. GNAAS, road paramedics, fire and rescue and police were all in attendance. The GNAAS helicopter crew were able to give advanced pain relief to allow the patient to be extricated from the car as he had sustained serious leg injuries. Once stabilised the patient was flown to the major trauma centre at the RVI in Newcastle for further treatment.