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Illgill Head – Wed 15th Sep 2010 – Callout 54 in 2010

A group of 16 year old male apprentices and supervisor led by instructors, were descending from Illgill Head (Screes) summit when one of the young adults went over on his ankle, and he was unable to walk. 14 team members attended including a team doctor, casualty care and analgesia was given, the ankle splinted for a suspected fracture and the casualty stretchered off the mountain to an ambulance at Brackenclose road head. He was taken by road to Whitehaven Hospital. Incident closed at around 8.30 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Illgill Head

Incident started at 16:49 and ended at 20:30 making 3.7 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 17400 05220 (530m). Total man hours: 52

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-63/