'If only all our casualties were as determined and self-sufficient': Injured walker, 73, drags himself to road after breaking his ankle (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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'If only all our casualties were as determined and self-sufficient': Injured walker, 73, drags himself to road after breaking his ankle
Updated 9:12am Monday 7th July 2014 in News
AN injured walker dragged himself towards a road after falling and breaking his ankle in the Yorkshire Dales.
The 73-year-old was walking in the valley of Watlowes above Malham Cove on Friday when the incident happened.
Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out at about 5.45pm to help the man after a member of the public made phoned the emergency services.
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“With no-one around he crawled and dragged himself out of the valley and up towards the road near Langscar Gate where another walker chanced upon him and raised the alarm," said a CRO spokesperson.
“CRO responded and, following treatment by a paramedic, stretchered the casualty the remaining distance up to the road and a waiting ambulance.
“If only all our casualties were as determined and self-sufficient.”