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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 6th Aug 2017 – Callout 60 in 2017

We were called by Police about a family group containing a young walker who had sprained their ankle making further walking difficult. Once the group was immobile the next problem was the weather which had become rather wet and the party was getting cold. They were located at the junction between Piers and Greta Gill and briefly assessed by the team doctor. Due to the deep rivers it was decided to evacuate on the left hand bank which necessitated a wet crossing of Piers Gill but avoided Greta Gill which was deeper after which it was possible to cross on the bridge at Burnthwaite.

Incident Type
Location Greta Gill, Scafell Pike
Injuries

Incident started at 15:55 and ended at 21:04 making 5.2 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2146 0869. Total man hours: 94

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/greta-gill-scafell-pike-sun-6th-aug-2017/