January 2nd 2013 18:12

Two walkers got into difficulties in Ewden Beck whilst trying to get to the Strines Road. One of them dislodged a large stone whilst trying to climb out of the beck and it fell onto his knee damaging it.  We had a very difficult time just getting our team members and equipment to the cas site because of the terrain and dense vegitation, so a decision was made to evacuate the casualty by Sea King Helicopter to avoid any further distress during what would have been a very difficult extraction.The Helicopter was on scene for 30 minutes and took the casualty, accompanied by a team member, directly to Hospital. We then had to get our people out of the brook again and back to the R.V. Few of us got to bed before Midnight.View news article