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Pillar – Sun 14th Jun 2009 – Callout 30 in 2009

The team was paged by the police to respond to a male walker on the summit of Pillar who was reported to have collapsed and was unconscious. A suspected heart attack requires urgent attention and evacuation so a helicopter was requested through the police. RAF Boulmer attended and although, by the time the helicopter arrived, the casualty was sitting up and talking, he was airlifted to West Cumberland Hospital . One team member who was climbing nearby managed to arrive on scene in advance of the helicopter whilst the reminder pressed on up the fell. The walker was later discharged from hospital.

Incident Type
Location Pillar
Injuries

Incident started at 14:00. Incident occured at NY 17105 12067 (894m).

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