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Bad Step, Corridor Route – Sun 2nd May 2010 – Callout 16 in 2010

Call from the police to rescue a 10 year old boy and his mother from the bottom of Greta Gill. The young boy had fallen about 10 meters into the bottom of the gulley from the main corridor route path (very close to incident 23 and 20). He sustained a serious head injury. His mother had climbed down to him but fell and fractured her leg. A Sea King helicopter was requested which flew the team doctors (three) plus team members to the scene. Both casualties were given casualty care and evacuated by the helicopter to Whitehaven Hospital. 14 team members were involved and the incident was closed at 6.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Bad Step, Corridor Route

Incident started at 15:26 and ended at 18:00 making 2.6 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY21905 08457 (602m). Total man hours: 36

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-25/