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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 13th Oct 2001 – Callout 24 in 2001

Call from Workington Police to assist 3 exhausted walkers on Lingmel. This rescue started small but ended as a major stretcher lower over and down extremely difficult terrain. The group of 12 had found themselves on the wrong side of Piers Gyll, high on the fell below Lingmel craggs. One member of the group had injured his leg and was unable to walk. It was necessary to stretcher him back down the craggs/ broken ground using the full length of the 200 meter back rope. The walker was of large build and a significant challenge to the length of the Bell stretcher. A lengthy and hard evacuation of the casualty down to Burnthwaite Farm to the waiting ambulance and on to West Cumberland Hospital. Team members back at Millforge by around 2130 hrs.

Incident Type
Location Piers Gill, Scafell Pike
Injuries

Incident started at 15:55 and ended at 21:30 making 5.6 hrs in total.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/incident-28-in-2001/