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Skew Gill, Great End – Sat 11th Aug 2007 – Callout 35 in 2007

The team were alerted to an incident on Styhead Pass. A lady in her 40’s had fallen and had a suspect broken ankle. She was on the Wasdale side of Styhead on the corridor route by Skew Gill. The informant had run down to one of the B&B’s in the valley to raise the alarm. The team headed for the incident but as they arrived at Burnthwaite Farm they were advised that the Keswick MRT were already on the mountain and dealing with an incident at Styhead that had been phoned through to them an hour earlier. There was some concern that there might be two separate incidents so further details were sought. Eventually it was established that there was only the one incident. The group who were from Bedford had sent two of their party to raise the alarm, one to Seathwaite and one to Wasdale. Presumably the Seathwaite runner managed to get a mobile signal from the Seathwaite side which Keswick responded to. Wasdale responded to the Wasdale alarm.Wasdale team stood by at the bottom of Gable in case assistance was required. The casualty was carried down to the Great North Air Ambulance that had managed to land a couple of hundred meters from the casualty location and was flown to West Cumberland Hospital. Whilst all this was happening a further call came in to Keswick team (hence the need for Wasdale to stand by) to respond to a ‘999’ call for a missing 4 year old in Borrowdale. Whilst arrangements were being made by Wasdale MRT to send an additional SARDA dog handler across to help, the missing child was found and the teams were stood down.All in all around 16 Wasdale MRT were involved in the rescue and the base was closed at around 9.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Skew Gill, Great End
Other Agencies
Injuries

Incident started at 17:55 and ended at 21:00 making 3.1 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2214 0922 (470m). Total man hours: 50

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