Incidents — Great North Air Ambulance

Broad Stand, Scafell – Wed 29th Aug 2018 – Callout 43 in 2018

We were called by Police about reports of a walker falling in the Broad Stand area on Scafell. A passing doctor first attended to the casualty and was later joined by the crew of the Great North Air Ambulance. The walker had two companions who remained stuck on the rocks above. Once on scene the …

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Lowther Forest – Sun 24th Jun 2018 – Callout 29 in 2018

The team was called around lunchtime for a young mountain biker who’d hurt themselves whilst cycling in the Lowther forest near the Cold Fell Road. The mountain biker was assessed by team members at the scene, then packaged for a carry up to the road. In view of the possible injuries Great North Air Ambulance …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 18th May 2018 – Callout 22 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who’d fallen off Broad Stand, badly injuring their leg. The Great North Air Ambulance arrived first and provided medical treatment for the casualty whilst also coming down to pick team members up and ferry them to Mickledore. Once on scene the team helped to package the casualty …

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Wastwater – Sat 21st Apr 2018 – Callout 16 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about reports of a diver who had got into trouble on Wast Water and was under the water. Other divers in the area were able to bring the diver back to the surface from where the team boat was able to take him to the lake shore. A large multi-agency …

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Illgill Head – Fri 30th Mar 2018 – Callout 11 in 2018

In the second of two incidents today a young walker was reported to have ‘collapsed’ whilst walking on the path from Wasdale to Burnmoor Tarn. The Great North Air Ambulance also attended. The walker was assessed on the scene by team members and GNAA crew and then carried down to Brackenclose for the journey to …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Tue 20th Mar 2018 – Callout 9 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slid on hard snow whilst descending from Scafell Pike towards Broad Crag and injured their back / pelvic region. The Great North Air Ambulance attended but was not able to land close by so instead ferried team members closer to the scene. The coastguard helicopter …

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Sun 28th May 2017 – Callout 32 in 2017

We were called by Police about a young walker who had stumbled and damaged his ribs whilst descending the path from Mickledore. The Great North Air Ambulance attended and their Doctor was able to assess the casualty before he was taken in the aircraft to hospital in Carlisle.

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Fri 7th Apr 2017 – Callout 21 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker in the Mickledore area with a knee injury who could no longer walk. In view of the length and difficulty of a carry we asked GNAA for assistance who subsequently flew the walker to hospital.

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Sat 26th Nov 2016 – Callout 70 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had tumbled around 100m after slipping on hard snow whilst walking between Beck Head and Gavel Neese on Great Gable. Team members, helped by paramedics from GNAA H63 and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team who happened to be in the area assessed the walkers injuries on scene …

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Burnmoor Tarn – Sun 30th Oct 2016 – Callout 66 in 2016

We were called by Police about a lady who’d slipped on the bridge near Burnmoor Tarn and injured herself. Great North Air Ambulance also attended and was able to evacuate the casualty to a waiting land ambulance at Wasdale Head before we arrived on scene.

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