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Yewbarrow – Sun 30th Jul 2006 – Callout 26 in 2006

Workington Police paged the team to rescue a lady in her early 50’s who had taken a tumble fall on Door Head and sustained an injury to her head. The lady along with her husband and dog were from Yorkshire, they were located high up on Stirrup Crag, about 200 feet below the summit cairn of Yewbarrow at the northern end where it falls steeply over crags down to the top of Dore Head Scree. The lady had sustained a cut top the eye and she could not see out of the badly swollen eye plus a swollen lower face due to cuts. She had remained conscious throughout the accident. 17 team members arrived on scene and once safely secured in the Bell stretcher was lowered over the crags with barrow boy to guide her through the awkward steps. The Great North Air Ambulance was called in to Door Head where it could safely land on and shut down. The injured lady was flown to Hospital. Video footage of the rescue has been made available to the news agencies along with a press release – the incident was closed at 6.30 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Yewbarrow
Other Agencies
Injuries

Incident started at 13:46 and ended at 18:30 making 4.7 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 80

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-29-in-2006/