A bicyclist has actually prevented losing his foot after he was associated with a crash that saw him catapulted 15 feet.
Cameron Durdy, 24, was biking home from his hectic task as a chef when he struck a livestock grid, which sent him 15 feet over the side of a bridge and led him to breaking both bones in his leg after landing on a rocky stream bed.
The injury was major, with bones piercing his skin and the possibility of losing his foot if medics didn’t act rapidly.
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Without any service on his phone and landing in a remote area in Swaledale, Cameron was required to yell at the top of his lungs for almost half an hour prior to passers-by heard him and called an ambulance.
Mr Durdy said: “The feeling of the fall was very strange – It was almost like suddenly waking up. I wasn’t aware of how much pain I was in at that exact moment, or how serious my injury was, but I knew that something enormous had happened to me.
“It was the biggest impact I had ever experienced, and I knew I needed to get help as quickly as possible.”
He was tended to by the regional mountain rescue group till medics from Yorkshire Air Ambulance showed up on the scene, where his leg was corrected the alignment of and returned into positioning.
He was then airlifted 34 miles to the Significant Injury Centre at The James Cook University Medical Facility in Middlesborough.
Throughout the helicopter flight, the pain relievers began and the medics were serenaded by Cameron throughout the journey.
He is now back on his feet after going through gruelling surgical treatment and a long healing duration, which he invested concentrating on his music – especially playing the bassoon and the bass.
Mr Durdy included: “The paramedics were amazing and without them, I’m not even sure I’d be able to walk now – I’m so grateful.
“They really looked after me and made me feel so safe. They explained everything very thoroughly and I knew even if it was uncomfortable, it would be alright.
“And they put up with my singing in the helicopter for 20 minutes, which is very commendable!
“They did a spectacular job, and it shows how important it is to keep supporting and donating to Yorkshire Air Ambulance to keep it running and helping people like me, who wouldn’t be where they are without this life-saving service.
“There isn’t a way to describe how lucky I feel and how thankful I am.”