Earth Watch Report¬† –¬† Technological Disaster

One man was airlifted to hospital

03.01.2013 Technological Disaster United Kingdom England, Cropton [North Yorkshire] Damage level Details

Technological Disaster in United Kingdom on Thursday, 03 January, 2013 at 20:07 (08:07 PM) UTC.

Two air ambulances were scrambled to a village in North Yorkshire this afternoon after reports of a bridge collapsing leaving two people in flood waters. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance were called to High Askew near the village of Cropton on the North York Moors. The two people rescued, believed to be members of a shooting party, were flown to James Cook University Hospital. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were not attending the incident. Other emergency services on scene had already prepared the patients for transfer and, after an assessment by the doctor, our crew flew the more seriously injured to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. As well as a head injury, the man, a 65-year-old from the York area, had sustained a suspected broken arm.