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A day in the life of a (volunteer) Mountain Rescue team

What did you do today?

07:30 One team member drives to the team base to collect a team vehicle to drive to Scarborough.
08:00 Team vehicle on route to Scarborough town centre, other team members on route to town in their own vehicles
08:45 – 09:00 set up in town for a street collection.
09:00 – 14:30 spend time in town collecting for team funds, meeting ex team members, talking to potential new members (open evening at the team base at 19:00 10th October), advertising our Saltergate Circuit Challenge walk (6th October), drinking coffee and generally socialising with the generous people of Scarborough.
15:00 While on route back to the base called out by North Yorkshire Police to rescue a male walker with an ankle injury at Beck Hole on the North York Moors. The party concerned had called 101 and asked for Mountain Rescue with a good description of where they were located (good move).
15:08 Team called out to Back Hole.
17:15 The gentleman and his fellow walkers located, treated and carried off the moor to a road head and a waiting road ambulance from Yorkshire Ambulance Service
17:15 – 18:00 The balance of the group were ferried to their car at Goathland (Aidenfield from the TV series ‘Heartbeat’) kit returned to team vehicles and team members ferried back to their cars.
18:00 – 19:30 Vehicles returned to base, refuelled restocked and washed down then head home for a well earned evening meal (oh and our treasurer who picked the vehicle up first thing this morning returns home to count the proceeds from this mornings collection).

Tomorrow we have team members and a vehicle out at the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, the Great Yorkshire Forest for the ‘Dalby Discovery Day’.

If that is not all we are all back on call waiting for that next request asking us to go out –

‘saving lives in wild and remote places’.

A pictorial record of the day is below.