Kicking off with a driving examiner on his way to work who seeing Mr Uphdd’s predicament turned his car around and came back to help, armed with first aid kit and sat him in his car whilst the ambulance came.
Here is the view from Mr Uphdd’s hospital bed, there were reports of him sat in bed with his OS map working out the peaks!
What I don’t have a shot of is the helicopters* that seemed ta arrive as regular as 99 busses when we were there, bringing in others who had an urgent need. Given how much time Mr Uhdd spend in the hills, miles from anywhere with no phone reception, I’m grateful he could be easily retrieved by ambulance (one of the ambulance crew had his own bone breaking accident on exactly the same bridge, some years ago).
To update on his progress, the splints are off, the stiches are out and whilst he is getting more mobile he’s not driving yet. His blood tests and physiotherapy are now at either the Dr’s surgery or the local hospital which is very good news.
* Which may or may not, have been piloted by Prince William (other helicopter pilots are available).