The duty IRT was tasked to assist paramedics with the recovery of a 22 year old male who had fallen 4 metres from the the ‘high’ wall on to the Cobb. The initial task was to secure a helicopter landing site for the air ambulance. The casualty had fallen heavily on his hip and shoulder. He was also drifting in and out of consciousness. The casualty refused the use of either a neck brace or spinal board to help stabilise his injuries. The air ambulance was stood down before landing. The casualty was eventually transferred by land ambulance to Dorchester Hospital for further assessment.
2008 Incident #50 22.11.08 1135UTC