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Great Gable – Sat 23rd Apr 2011 – Callout 16 in 2011

Great Gable

Great Gable - helicopter just visible top left

After a quiet start to the year normal service was resumed for the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team when we were called to three separate incidents this afternoon.  The first incident involved a male walker who slipped while descending from Great Gable and suffered face and throat injuries.  The casualty was treated on the mountain and dispatched to Whitehaven hospital in a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer.  19 team members attending the rescue which was completed by around 5.00 p.m.

An RAF Sea King flew the Team doctor up to the casualty site whilst the team prepared to climb up. Fortunately there was a break in the clouds and the helicopter managed to do the lift. Just as well considering we had a further two callouts within an hour of this photo being taken. Helicopter is the small black dot just above the clouds to the left of Great Gable.

Incident Type
Location Great Gable
Other Agencies

Incident started at 14:39 and ended at 17:00 making 2.4 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20857 10387 (744m). Total man hours: 46

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-2/