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Wastwater Screes – Sun 17th May 2009 – Callout 23 in 2009

Request from Police to attend an incident on the Screes path – two walkers in difficulty. Female walker in late 20’s had slipped on the Screes path and injured her leg. She was with her partner and a dog. Casualty was splinted and transferred across the lake to a road ambulance and driven to West Cumberland Hospital. Around 12 team members involved. Incident closed at 7.00 p.m. Female walker reported to be frightened and stuck on the boulder field, Wasdale Screes. What looked like a straight-forward job turned more complicated when we found that she was actually very cold and that her left ankle was injured. She was duly treated and stretchered to the Team’s boat, for transfer across the lake to a road ambulance and taken to West Cumberland Hospital. Around 12 team members involved. Incident closed at 7.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Wastwater Screes
Injuries
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Incident started at 14:55 and ended at 19:00 making 4.1 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 15375 04662 (107m). Total man hours: 49

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-28-in-2009/