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Unknown Location – Mon 10th Apr 2000 – Callout 8 in 2000

Report came in from Whitehaven police of a 46 yr. old male walker hit by a boulder, 200 m below the summit of Scafell Pike. Whilst mobilising the team and getting up the valley, locations changed to Lingmel col then to the Woolworth boulder before we finally established that the group were located 100m below Mickledore just down from Rakes Progress. The casualty had a deep wound just above the left hip.. He was placed in a vacuum mattress and stretchered down to Brackenclose. A&E Whitehaven later confirmed the injury as a puncture wound with significant muscle damage. (Note: two team members were hit/hurt by falling rocks during the rescue due to the very poor condition of the scree in this area. One of the team members received a nasty gash but it was not serious) ………………..See true life rescue story……..

Incident Type
Location Unknown Location

Incident started at 15:00.

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