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Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Jul 2008 – Callout 37 in 2008

The team were paged by the police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a friend of a 50 yr old male walker doing the 3-peaks who was ‘unable to walk’ down from Scafell Pike. The acting team leader spoke to the informant who was on scene and confirmed that the subject had twisted his knee and had been walking on it for 5 hours. Although the party were on Lingmell Gill within site of the wooden footbridge [10 mins walk from Brackenclose] the pain had increased to a level such that the injured man could not go any further. The acting team leader initiated a full callout. Whilst the team were assembling the informant called back to say that they had had a rest and would walk off themselves and they no longer needed the team’s assistance. A team member already at Brackenclose confirmed that the injured man had reached Brackenclose and, although in pain, no longer required our assistance. The team was stood down and the base was closed at approximately 13:50.

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike
Injuries

Incident started at 12:41 and ended at 13:50 making 1.2 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY20110 07302 (510m).

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