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    Callouts 2017

    Wednesday, 05 April 2017 18:50

    Climber Fall at Haytor

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    Callout – Fallen climber at Haytor.

    Just as the team was settling in to its regular Wednesday evening training session, this week a water rescue briefing in the River Dart at Buckfastleigh, we were called to assist the Devon Air Ambulance with the evacuation of a climber who had fallen from Haytor.

    Team Helicopter at Climber Fall

    The climber was leading a climb on Haytor Rock and had taken a fall. Fortunately his runners protected him and he continued to climb. Higher up the rock he took another fall and this time his higher up protection failed and he fell to the ground.

    devon climber haytor

    His belayer, along with his lower runners, managed to take some of the force out of the fall, no doubt saving him from more serious injury.

    The Air Ambulance was called, and we were called shortly after to assist with the evacuation of the casualty to the helicopter. As we were on a training night, members were on scene quickly and assisted with his transfer to the helicopter for onward transport to hospital. We hope the climber makes a speedy recovery.

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