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Burnmoor, Eskdale – Mon 24th Oct 2011 – Callout 66 in 2011

The team were contacted by the Police for a female fell walker who had sustained a broken leg in the Burnmoor tarn area. One member of the family group of five had needed to descended to Boot some 45 minutes away to raise the alarm as there was no mobile phone signal in this particular location.

The casualty was given casualty care on scene and her injured leg was splinted before being transferred to the Great North Air Ambulance which took her to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven. The team then accompanied the rest of the group off the fell and gave them a lift back to their car at Ravenglass.

Incident Type
Location Burnmoor, Eskdale
Other Agencies
Injuries

Incident started at 14:08 and ended at 17:00 making 2.9 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 18683 03725 (249m). Total man hours: 41

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/burnmoor-eskdale/