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Scar Lathing, Upper Eskdale – Sun 13th Mar 2005 – Callout 3 in 2005

The Team was paged by Workington police to attend a ‘999’ call from a male walker in his early thirties with a suspected broken ankle. He and his colleague had been walking the previous day and on their descent he had slipped on the path at Scarlathing, approximately half way down the Eskdale valley, and a good hours walk from the road. They had camping equipment so bedded down for the night and in the morning he could not walk. Around 15 team members attended and he was stretchered off the hill back to Brotherikeld and taken to West Cumberland Hospital in a team vehicle. The incident was closed at around midday.

Incident Type
Location Scar Lathing, Upper Eskdale
Injuries

Incident started at 07:15 and ended at 12:00 making 4.8 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 72

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-07-in-2005/