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Upper Eskdale – Sat 20th Dec 2008 – Callout 60 in 2008

The team was paged by Cumbria Police to rescue a 42 yr old male walker from London. He had injured his ankle at Lincove Bridge on the way up the valley. His son ran back down to Brotherikeld Farm to raise the alarm. The team was mobilised but by the time they arrived at the road head, the man had already been assisted down to the farm by a group of paddlers who were kayaking the river Esk. 15 team members attended and the team doctor checked the ankle injury and drove him to Whitehaven Hospital for an X-ray. Incident closed early afternoon.

Incident Type
Location Upper Eskdale
Injuries

Incident started at 11:23. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 22730 03627 (193m).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-02-in-2009/