basket stretcher


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basket stretcher

A stretcher made of metal or strong synthetic material in which a patient is placed so he or she can be securely extracted by Emergency Medical Services from an accident or otherwise inaccessible site. The stretcher may also be lifted by ropes. Synonym: Stokes stretcher
See also: stretcher
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Firefighters and paramedics placed him in a basket stretcher, stabilised his leg and removed him from the middle deck using the ship's crane and cage.
"A short while later, the youngster was carefully moved on to the spinal board and then into the basket stretcher before being carried to the nearest area of sand around 80m away.
"But we put him into a basket stretcher and transferred him to the boat and then he was taken to Arrowe Park hospital where the last I heard he was OK."
"Crews assisted the ambulance service using a basket stretcher and the male was taken to Fazakerley hospital with suspected injuries."
"As the dog weighed in excess of eight stone and appeared to have spinal injuries, a basket stretcher was used to carry the animal.
Merseyside Fire Service's special rescue team strapped the victim to a basket stretcher to bring him out of the building.
Firefighters were called to the scene in Heyes Avenue and used special rescue lines and a basket stretcher to haul him up to safety.