In the early hours of the morning, Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) asked if CRO were able to assist one of their crews. Their ambulance had become stuck on a track following attendance at a remote farmhouse. A small team of CRO members went to investigate and found that the ambulance had slipped right off the track and was stuck on a steep muddy bank. The ambulance crew had been unable to turn at the farm and the incident occurred when they were reversing back down the long, steep and narrow farm access track. The ambulance did not have a patient on board. Whilst CRO does not make a habit of rescuing vehicles, in this instance we were able to help our partners at YAS by pulling their ambulance back on to the track with a winch. CRO stayed with the ambulance until it was safely back on a public road.
Volunteer hours: 11