A climber (m) fell from the top of Castlebergh. Two visitors, who had seen him fall, ran down and attempted CPR for about 15 minutes. When the first team member arrived on scene, with a defibrillator, it told them not to shock the patient. The doctor and paramedics from two air ambulances, a road ambulance and YAS rapid response vehicle confirmed life extinct. Once the necessary formalities were over, team members stretchered the climber down to a team Land Rover. FATAL
Volunteer hours: 66
Footnote: Although unsuccessful in resuscitating the patient, on this occasion, the two visitors who administered CPR are to be commended for their attempt. It isn’t everyone who could adapt from pleasant afternoon out to dealing with such an emergency, but perhaps everyone should learn how?