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Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Sun 18th May 2008 – Callout 24 in 2008

Police paged the team to attend a fallen male climber on Great Gable. The local man was climbing on Kern Knotts with two friends when he fell 6m onto the rocky ground below. He sustained a suspected back injury and lacerations. 16 team members attended and following a request for helicopter evacuation, a Royal Navy Sea King Helicopter from RN Gannet, Prestwick arrived and winched the casualty on board and flew him to Carlisle Infirmary. Incident was closed at 5.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Kern Knotts, Great Gable
Other Agencies
Injuries ,

Incident started at 12:33 and ended at 17:00 making 4.5 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2147 0965 (529m). Total man hours: 72

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