Teenager injured after falling down embankment on to riverbank in Richmond

Photo: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

A 17-year-old boy suffered suspected spinal and hip injuries after falling down an embankment on to a riverbank yesterday.

Emergency services said the teenager had climbed over railings and fallen down a sheer embankment near The Station in Richmond.

They were called to the scene at just after 8pm.

Fire crews worked with Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team volunteers and ambulance staff to rescue the boy.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our crews transported ambulance staff across the river to provide emergency care.

“Crews then worked to get casualty onto a stretcher and transport him back across the river where he was air lifted to hospital suffering suspected spinal and hip injuries.”

The incident happened about 150 metres downstream from Station Bridge, near The Station.

The teenager was flown to hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter which landed near The Station.

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team confirmed they were called by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to assist with the rescue of an injured person.

They said the casualty was located by the fire service before being treated by Yorkshire Ambulance crews and evacuated to the air ambulance by their rescue team volunteers.

A spokesperson added: “North Yorkshire Police assisted in making the access safe to reach the aircraft — another great multi agency response.”

Photo: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.


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