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Harter Fell – Fri 26th Dec 2008 – Callout 62 in 2008

The team was paged by the police to rescue a 70 yr old male walker who had fallen on Harter Fell and sustained an unstable tib and fib fracture (lower leg). The injury was treated and splinted on scene by the team doctors and he was carried back down the mountain on a stretcher to the ambulance at the Brotherikeld phone box and then taken to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. 15 team members involved in the rescue which closed at around 5.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Harter Fell
Injuries

Incident started at 14:30 and ended at 17:00 making 2.5 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20827 00459 (225m). Total man hours: 38

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