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Scafell Pike – Tue 28th Aug 2007 – Callout 45 in 2007

The team were paged to rescue a male walker in his early 60s with an injured knee. He along with his son and nephew in their mid 20s had climbed Scafell Pike from Eskdale and whilst descending his knee was causing him severe pain and he was unable to walk. He was high on the Scafell plateau only a few hundred metres from the summit cairn. He was carried down to Brackenclose by stretcher via Lingmel Col and Lingmel nose. There were around 18 team members on the callout and the incident was closed at 8.30 p.m. Video of the rescue here

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike
Injuries

Incident started at 14:58 and ended at 20:30 making 5.5 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2133 0721 (945m). Total man hours: 99

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