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Wastwater Screes – Wed 30th Jul 2008 – Callout 44 in 2008

The team were paged by the police to respond to a report of shouts for help and someone seen falling on the Screes. They were reported as having fallen from High up on the Screes. The informant was on the opposite side of the Lake by the road. The boat squad was mobilised along with around 12 team members on the hill. A total of 17 team members were involved. The man, in his 40s was in fact low down near the lakeside on the large boulder field. He had tumbled and injured his arm which was severely grazed and bruised He was given casualty care by the team doctor and taken back across the lake to the Youth Hostel where he was staying. Incident closed at around 8.30 p.m. [post incident note – following a detailed examination and X-ray later in hospital was diagnosed with a fracture elbow].

Incident Type
Location Wastwater Screes
Injuries
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Incident started at 17:47 and ended at 20:30 making 2.7 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY15307 04660 (88m). Total man hours: 46

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