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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Tue 21st Aug 2007 – Callout 42 in 2007 (limited)

A limited call out for an injured person on Buckbarrow. A 36yr old mother accompanied by her partner and three children were descending Buckbarrow when she slipped and broke her ankle. The Partner ran down to the nearest farm to raise the alarm. Only a limited callout was necessary as the lady was managing to get down the mountain under her own steam, sliding on her bottom. 5 team members attended with a further 5 back at base. She was given analgesic and her ankle was splinted before being driven to west Cumberland Hospital in the team vehicle. Incident closed at around 10.30 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Buckbarrow, Wasdale
Injuries

Incident started at 21:35 and ended at 22:30 making 0.9 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 1301 0590 (282m). Total man hours: 9

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-51-in-2007-2/