- Biker crash Ladybower last Friday…
I lead the Cutgate ride around Ladybower in the dark peaks last Friday.
On our return we saw an air ambulance in a field and another ambulance at the exit of the Haggs Farm descent. Thee crew were strapping a mountain biker to a board.
Anyone know who he was? How did he do it and is he okay?
Cheers SPosted 9 years ago
you couldn’t be more wrong
in 6 years of riding there i have yet to see an injury requiring the emergency services on the north shore
the dirt jumps however regularly injure people
British Cycling won’t insure the shore but they will the dirt jumps
explain thatPosted 9 years ago
What I meant was I’d hope people wouldnt call an air ambulance out for something as small as a minor broken leg or a deep cut – I’d drag myself down a hill with my mouth before calling an ambulance, there are people with more pressing needs – not whether or not the ambulance crew should/would call for air support when they got there. It may sound a bit macho and “im a hero” but I genuinely believe the emergency services should be used only in serious cases and if you are physically capable of getting yourself to hospital, despite pain, you should. Obviously there comes a question of how do you know how serious something is etc, but I think the majority of the time people massively over-estimate the damage they’ve done and the danger they’re in anyway, so the risk is small.
Yes I’ve stretchered people a few times, though not down MTB trails, certainly around fields and woods in various forms of outdoor/first aid/team building training.Posted 9 years ago
Coffeking that’s a good attitude petty there wasn’t more like you then we’d have more vehicles available for those that need them.
ok, we just got told flat we weren’t allowed to help
I sometimes say that if the bystanders are proving to be more of nuisance than a help.Posted 9 years ago
piedi 🙂 I hope never to have to oblige!
Seriously though, I’ve seen (and read in official reports) of some stupid wastes of emergency services time – mountain rescue teams called out for someone who was tired, air ambulance dispatched because someone sprained their ankle and found it too painful to limp/hop the mile back to the road – MTFU and leave them to attend people who’re drowning/fell off a cliff/had a heart attack!
Not suggesting this happened here, hope the person is OK, but also hope they deserved the attention 🙂Posted 9 years agosnakebiteMember
Coffeeking, the guy in question had been there for nearly an hour. The paramedics were treating him and the doctor with them said to call the air ambulance. We (scruff, me St) who had provided space blankets and our jackets etc, were sent to fairholmes to inform the ranger to call it in as the medics could not get a reception on their communication kit. To be fair, I had a good look when the tourniquet was removed and it was a bit messy, guys calf was hanging off with what looked like spaghetti hanging out of it……Posted 9 years ago
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