A climber (m, 55) suffered a medical event, fell from the crux of his climb and was left suspended, semi-conscious, in his harness. His second lowered him down to their stance – a narrow (60cm) ledge, 6m above the ground. The YAS ambulance crew reached the ledge, but were limited in what they could do in that situation. When CRO members arrived, they were able to lower him off, then stretcher him down, through the trees, to a road ambulance, where he was assessed by an air ambulance doctor and carried across the road to a waiting YAA helicopter for the flight to hospital.
Volunteer hours: 34