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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 4th May 2007 – Callout 17 in 2007

The police paged the team to attend to an incident after a report of a 59 year old male walker having fallen from Broad Stand. Broad Stand is a deceptively difficult route between Scafell and Scafell Pike. For many years it has been one of the accident black spots in Wasdale. Great North Air Ambulance was used to ferry 4 team members to the scene before an RAF Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer arrived to ferry more team members to the accident site. The casualty was treated on scene by a doctor from the Wasdale team before being flown direct to West Cumberland Hospital at Whitehaven. Unfortunately the casualty failed to recover from his injuries. 24 teams members were involved in the rescue which lasted 4 hrs.

Incident Type
Location Broad Stand, Scafell
Other Agencies ,
Injuries

Incident started at 14:15. There were 24 Wasdale team members involved.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-26-in-2007-2/