Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
Mercedes Sprinter 4×4
This minibus has good off-road capabilities and can transport people as well as equipment as some of the seats have been removed. Notice the key safe on the rear so the vehicle can be accessed by other team members when the driver is up a mountain.
The Bristow-operated Coastguard helicopter is seen here rescuing a gentlemen from the roof of a cathedral. After lowering a medic and a stretcher the man in winched up into the helicopter that is hovering over the Minster in York, drawing large crowds. The narrow spiral staircases taking visitors to the roof of the buidling are not suitable for stretchering someone down. The Coastguard provide search and rescue helicopters for the whole country and practice every few years winching someone off the roof of York Minster.