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Man Taken To Hospital After Tombstoning Near Goathland

Man Taken To Hospital After Tombstoning Near Goathland

Published by Karen Liu at 7:17am 1st June 2020.

A man has been taken to hospital after tombstoning near Goathland.

It happened at around 4.45pm yesterday (Sunday 31st May) at Thomason Foss waterfall.

Some off duty nurses had been treating the man before the arrival of the emergency services, who say the man had suspected spinal injuries after falling into a shallow pool. 

It was a multi-agency incident, which involved Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, North Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 

Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team said:

"Thomason Foss, a steep sided valley, is particularly difficult to extract a casualty from and in light of the suspected injuries we requested the assistance of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Helicopter from Humberside Airport, which completed a difficult winch from the scene of the accident and then flew the patient to Hull Royal Infirmary for definitive medical care.

Our team had 27 team members deployed for three and three quarter hours in appropriate COVID-19 PPE." 

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service says its crews provided first aid and gave oxygen to the man whilst awaiting the arrival of paramedics.

Thomason Foss tombstoning rescue
Thomason Foss tombstoning rescue
Thomason Foss tombstoning rescue

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