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Yew Crag, Eskdale – Sun 17th Jul 2005 – Callout 23 in 2005

Call from Workington Police to rescue a 21 yr old male from the Kendal area who had fallen approximately 60 foot down Yew Crag, Hard Knott fell in Eskdale. He had been camping with his friends just north of the Roman Fort on Hardknott Pass. His fall was arrested by a tree and he was still in a difficult location.. He was treated for suspect back, chest and limb injuries and stretcher lowered to the base of the crag, around 100 foot below. He was moved to a safe pick up location and then air lifted by Navy SAR sea king helicopter to West Cumbria Hospital. After a period of assessment, treatment and stabilisation he was transferred a specialist hospital in the North East. Fifteen team members, police, search dog and Navy Helicopter were involved on the incident. The incident was closed at 9:00 hrs

Incident Type
Location Yew Crag, Eskdale
Injuries

Incident started at 02:19 and ended at 09:00 making 6.7 hrs in total.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-27-in-2005/