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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 6th Aug 2009 – Callout 50 in 2009

While the team were administering casualty care to a fallen walker (see incident 54) , a second incident occurred. A male walker in his 40’s descending from Scafell via Broad Stand, slipped from almost an identical area, landed amongst the team members and cart wheeled off down the scree a further 15 metres. Fortunately a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer was already on its way to incident 54. This fallen walker now became the priority as he had a possible chest injury in addition to a fractured arm. He was given oxygen and immobilsed in a vacuum mattress ready for airlifting. Both this walker and the earlier walker were packaged in a stretcher and winched into the helicopter before both being flown to West Cumberland Hospital. The 15 team members involved with rescue 54 dealt with this incident as well. Incident closed at 8.30 p.m. See article here http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2009/08/08/second-walker-drops-in-on-rescuers-at-lakes-blackspot

Incident Type
Location Broad Stand, Scafell
Other Agencies
Injuries , ,

Incident started at 16:30 and ended at 20:30 making 4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20992 06830 (832m). Total man hours: 60

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-55-in-2009/