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    Callouts 2017

    Sunday, 26 March 2017 14:53

    Climber Falls at Chudleigh Rocks

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    Following the earlier callout and standby, later in the afternoon around 17:45, the team was called to assist the ambulance service with an evacuation of a climber who had fallen 15m whilst leading on a route on Chudleigh Rocks.

    Evacuating a climber to the waiting ambulance who had fallen 15m whilst leading a climb at Chudleigh Rocks

    Unfortunately his protection had failed resulting in him hitting the ground, catching his head on a rock. Because he was wearing a helmet, which sustained a large dent in the fall, his injuries were a lot less severe than they would have been.

     

    Team members and the ambulance service worked together to evacuate him on a spinal board to the waiting ambulance for evacuation to hospital. We wish him a very speedy recovery.

    The route on Chudleigh rocks where a climber fell whilst leading.

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