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St Bees Head – Tue 30th Jun 2009 – Callout 37 in 2009

Request to attend a fallen climber at Sandwith Lighthouse area of the cliffs. Coastguard were also called out along with the RNLI. Around 15 team members attended the incident. A climber in his early late 40s was descending the climbers path along with a group of fellow climbers (including a Wasdale team member) when he slipped and fell 30m, landing at the bottom of the cliffs. He had sustained fractures and chest injuries and was treated on scene by the two Wasdale team doctors before being airlifted by RN Gannet and flown to Whitehaven Hospital.

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Location St Bees Head
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Incident started at 19:51. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-41-in-2009/