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Yewbarrow – Thu 2nd Oct 2003 – Callout 44 in 2003

A 22 yr old male scrambler had started up the front of Bell Rib on Yewbarrow when he tumble fell around 10 meters injuring his femur. He was on his own but managed to call the police on his mobile phone. The fracture was serious as it was at the very top of the long bone femur. A helicopter was called in from RAF Boulmer due to the nature of the injury. He was air lifted to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. There were approximately 18 team members on the rescue.

Incident Type
Location Yewbarrow
Other Agencies

Incident started at 12:00.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2003-rescue-50/