Rescue call: The team was called at approx 4pm to assist the ambulance service access a bridleway approx 3 miles east of Alston where a 15 year old boy had fallen from a bike.
We deployed the team to the area from our Penrith base and assisted the ambulance crew to make the boy, who had sustained facial injuries, comfortable until the air ambulance arrived. We were incredibly impressed with the young man's ability to cope with everything that had happened and he was accompanied by his father to the RVI at Newcastle where he was being assessed.
After the incident we were able to ensure that the remaining 10 family members were safely transported back to their holiday accommodation in Alston where all his brothers and sisters are now making get well cards.
We wish our casualty well in his recovery.
11 Team members for 3.5 hours