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Yewbarrow – Sat 11th Sep 2004 – Callout 34 in 2004

Whitehaven Police contacted the Team leader to rescue a middle aged male walker who had broken his leg on the Yewbarrow ridge just above Great Door. The break was a serious dislocated fracture of the tib and fib and required a helicopter evacuation. The cloud was down and so he was stretchered off the ridge down into the Overbeck valley. The Royal Navy Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet, Prestwick took the stretcher on board and flew him to West Cumberland Hospital. There were around 14 team members involved.

Incident Type
Location Yewbarrow
Other Agencies

Incident started at 11:19. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-37-in-2004/