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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Thu 14th Jul 2011 – Callout 45 in 2011

‘Call passed onto Cumbria Police from North West Ambulance service who had received the ’999′ call and dispatched a road ambulance.  Report from the police was that a male had fallen off Scafell Pike.  When details were gathered it transpired that the male walker had fallen on Scafell Pike whilst walking down the main Brown Tongue Path and sustained a minor head injury.  A full callout with around 18 team members followed.  The casualty was located on the other side of the stream crossing at the bottom of Brown Tongue.  He was given casualty care on scene and after a short period was able to walk back down to Brackenclose where he was given a check up before proceeding to his vehicle.  The road Ambulance which had been waiting at Wasdale Head was stood down.  Incident closed at 11.30 p.m. 

Incident Type
Location Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike
Injuries

Incident started at 21:00 and ended at 23:30 making 2.5 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 19547 07422 (318m). Total man hours: 45

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/brown-tongue-scafell-pike-3/