Scarborough and Ryedale team help in rescue of boy who fell off motorbike at organised event

Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team were called out after a child fell off a motorbike at an organised motorcycle event.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 5:57 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th April 2021, 6:00 pm

It happened at 12.15pm today at the event at Spaunton Quarry, near Kirkbymoorside.

A child had suffered injuries after falling from a motorbike.

An air ambulance from the Great North Air Ambulance Service was on scene above the quarry and the young man was receiving treatment from the crew.

The mountain rescue team's equipment and skills in the form of a bell stretcher and troops were requested to help carry the patient from the incident to a waiting ambulance.

Seventeen team members and two team vehicles were deployed for two and a quarter hours.

It was the second incident in two days for the team.

Yesterday they were called by North Yorkshire Police at 4.35pm to reports of a couple out walking in the area of Harland Moor, near Gillamoor, when the woman in the party had fallen and injured her knee.

After treatment on site for the leg injury and the effects of cold, the patient was carried across the moor to one of the team's 4×4 ambulances for transport to the road, where she was handed over to ambulance personnel.

The team were deployed for three hours.