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Ambulance crew to rambler’s rescue

29 September 2008

29 September 2008

Rambler Richard Lloyd thanks ambulance crew
Caption: Richard Lloyd thanks ambulance crew Ellen and Chris Faulkes
at Seacroft Ambulance Station

An injured walker was so grateful for the efforts made by a Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) crew that he has traced them especially to thank them in person.

Richard Lloyd was stranded down a remote country track unable to move after he fell and twisted his leg while on a hiking trip in July. When the ambulance arrived a paramedic had to walk the half mile down the track to get to the patient as it was thought too inaccessible for a vehicle.

Luckily, because the weather had been dry, the ambulance could be reversed the length of the track to reach the patient.

Said Richard, “I was in the middle of nowhere so I could hardly believe it when I saw the ambulance – it was such a relief. The ambulance crew were so kind, they even helped take care of my mother who was with me.  They went out of their way to make me feel at ease when I was in difficulty.”

Paramedic Ellen Faulkes, and Emergency Medical Technician Chris Faulkes, from Seacroft Ambulance Station attended the incident in Micklefield, Leeds.

Said Ellen “Richard couldn’t be seen from the road. We were directed by a farmer down a dirt track and were lucky enough to be able to drive down otherwise we would have had quite a difficult task to carry our patient all the way back to the ambulance on one of the hottest days of the year.

“It was lovely to meet with Richard again in different circumstances, we really appreciate it when members of the public take the time to say thank you.”

After nine weeks of treatment on his knee Richard, from Kippax, has finally been able to return to work.


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