Descending from Ingleborough towards Horton in Ribblesdale, a runner in the Three Peaks Race (m, 39) took a fall, sustaining a deep wound just below the left knee. The initial report suggested that he was on Simon Fell Breast, so two of the team members stationed on the summit descended to give assistance. Other team members, who were based on the event field, drove up from Selside to Nick Pot, by which time it had been discovered that the injured runner was just at the bottom of the Swine Tail, almost two and a half kilometres away. The first members on scene succeeded in reducing the bleeding and covered the wound, but it was apparent that a stretcher carry would be required, as movement prompted further bleeding. When the others arrived, with more equipment, the patient was helped into a casualty bag, lifted onto a wheeled Titan stretcher and trundled gently back to the vehicles. Still on the stretcher (minus wheel!), he was loaded into the back of a team Land Rover and driven back to Race Control. After a brief re-union with his family, he was transferred to the YAS road ambulance for the journey to hospital.
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