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Scafell Pike – Thu 29th May 2008 – Callout 25 in 2008

Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from a walker with a mobile phone on the summit of Scafell Pike. The walker in his early 60’s had stumbled and fallen, banging his head, breaking his glasses and sustaining a cut to the forehead. 14 team members attended on the fell with 2 on Base. Whilst the team made their way up the mountain the gentleman managed to start walking back down assisted by friends. The team met up with him above Hollow Stones on the new zig-zag path where casualty care was administered and his head bandaged. He was able to carry on walking back down to the valley bottom accompanied by the team. He was from Lancashire but staying at the Wasdale head Inn. The incident was closed at 6.00 p.m. The gentleman was driven to West Cumberland Hospital by his wife, in convoy with a team member. He was given a check up in AED.

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike

Incident started at 14:51 and ended at 18:00 making 3.2 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY20647 07447 (635m). Total man hours: 51

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