Last weekend Ranger Paul Glanville was waved down at Norsworthy Bridge (Eastern end of Burrator) by a walker who explained that his colleague had badly injured his leg at the bottom of the Newleycombe valley. Whilst another couple had been asked to sit with the injured man, his friend contacted the emergency services.
As the pair of us drove up to a point near Crazywell Pool, so that we could overlook his friend and decide the best access for extraction, the Devon Air Ambulance arrived and landed right next to the casualty.
As the paramedics started their assessment and then treatment, we made our way down to the location to assist with loading the stretcher and to retrieve the casulaty’s car keys.
The much more comfortable and relieved casualty was then flown to Derriford, whilst we returned to the Ranger vehicle and take his colleague back to Nosworthy Bridge and their own transport.
There is no such thing as a ‘regular’ day on patrol!