What to do when finding an injured competitor
Always stop and assist a fellow Orienteer clearly in distress. If the person is able to move (e.g. minor cut or sprain) – assist them to the finish area.
In more serious cases (e.g. broken limb), call out for assistance from other competitors in the area. Once one or more competitors are on the scene, carefully mark the spot on your map and have one competitor return to the finish to alert the officials and first aid persons. Apart from elementary aid (e.g. keeping the injured still and shaded) do not apply first aid if not trained to do so.
What to do when retiring from competition
Always report to the Finish Point and register that you are “home” – even if you are retiring from the course. This will prevent the Organizers having to mobilize a search and rescue operation!