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Great Gable – Sun 21st Sep 2008 – Callout 52 in 2008

Pager message from the police regarding a 50 yr old female who had taken a short tumble fall on the path from Great Gable summit towards Beck Head. She had sustained cuts to her wrist, face and leg and although she had received good first aid on scene she needed to be carried off the fell. Assistance was requested from an RAF helicopter however the accident location went into cloud and the helicopter suffered malfunctions which caused it to take no further part in the rescue. 16 team members carried the injured person back to Wasdale Head where she was taken by car to West Cumberland Hospital. Incident completed by about 5.30 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Great Gable
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Incident started at 13:08 and ended at 17:30 making 4.4 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20827 10660 (684m). Total man hours: 70

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