Incidents — North West Air Ambulance

Hardknott Fort – Mon 29th Sep 2014 – Callout 52 in 2014

We were asked by NWAS to help carry a lady with a leg injury a short distance into the North West Air Ambulance at Hardknott Fort in Eskdale.

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Middle Fell – Tue 3rd Dec 2013 – Callout 66 in 2013

We were called out at 14:00 to assist a female walker who had slipped on wet grass and injured her ankle. The team treated her at the scene on Middle Fell and carried her by stretcher to the road, where the North West Air Ambulance took her to Whitehaven Hospital for further treatment.

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Wastwater Screes – Tue 20th Aug 2013 – Callout 49 in 2013

We were called by North West Ambulance Service about two male walkers who were stuck in a ravine, one of whom had a wrist injury. After some discussions with the casualties it became apparent they were in Great Gully on the Wasdale Screes, one of the most inaccessible and difficult places to operate in the …

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Green How, Scafell – Sat 23rd Feb 2013 – Callout 7 in 2013

The team was called out to attend a female walker who had taken a fall on hard snow on Green How, Scafell. She was suffering from a leg injury as well as from exposure. A Royal Navy Sea King from HMS Gannet lifted six team members to near the casualty site. A combined effort of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/green-how-scafell-sat-23rd-feb-2013/

Wasdale – Mon 17th Sep 2012 – Callout 54 in 2012

The team was called to attend a fallen mountain biker on the path from Wasdale Head to Burnmoor Tarn. The North West Air Ambulance also attended and the team gave casualty care before stretchering the casualty a short distance to a waiting road ambulance.

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Stanley Ghyll, Eskdale – Sun 23rd Oct 2011 – Callout 65 in 2011

The team were called out to attend a 42 year old female walker with a suspected back injury sustained whilst in the Stanley Ghyll area of Eskdale.   The alarm had been raised by a passing walker.  Whilst the team were mobilising further information came through that the they were able to make their own way to hospital and …

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Stand Crag, Great End – Sun 4th Sep 2011 – Callout 53 in 2011

Call came in from the police to rescue a female walker who had fallen at Stand Crag on the corridor route from Scafell Pike. An air ambulance and road ambulance had also been tasked to this incident. The casualty was airlifted from the scene of the incident as the team were making their way up …

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Great Gable – Thu 2nd Jun 2011 – Callout 31 in 2011

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to assist a 77 year old man who was suffering from leg cramp and unable to walk.  He was located on the top of Great Gable so, to avoid a protracted and uncomfortable stretcher ride, assistance from an air ambulance was requested.  North West Air Ambulance lifted 4 …

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Lingmell – Sat 30th Apr 2011 – Callout 21 in 2011

Callout from the police for a lady in her late 30s with an injured leg.  The group were descending from Scafell Pike along the Lingmel Nose traverse path when she slipped and sustained a fracture dislocation of her ankle.  The team attended along with an Air Ambulance that landed on level ground 400m from the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/lingmell-nose-traverse-path/

Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Tue 19th Apr 2011 – Callout 14 in 2011

The team were called out to assist a woman with a broken leg very close to the stretcher box at Mickledore. The air ambulance attended and lifted four team members including team doctors to the accident site. However, more manpower was needed to lift the casualty the short distance to the helicopter and further team …

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