« Previous –

Next – »

Bad Step, Corridor Route – Sat 1st May 2010 – Callout 14 in 2010

Male walker in his mid 40’s with three friends from Berkshire were descending the rock step above Greta Gill on the Corridor Route when he fell around 40 meters down the slope sustaining chest, shoulder injuries and damaged knee. He was treated on scene by a team member who was close by and eventually joined by 13 team members. Due to the nature of the incident a Sea King was requested and RN Gannet from Prestwick attended. The casualty was given analgesic by the team doctor, placed in a Vacuum mattress on a stretcher and winched into the helicopter and taken to Whitehaven hospital. 15 team members attended and the incident closed at 6.45 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Bad Step, Corridor Route
Other Agencies

Incident started at 14:00 and ended at 18:45 making 4.8 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY21857 08512 (573m). Total man hours: 62

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-23/