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Irton Fell – Sun 30th Jun 2002 – Callout 22 in 2002

Call from the police to rescue a 13years old boy who slipped on Irton fell and had a suspect broken ankle. 26 team members carried him off the fell to an awaiting ambulance. He was taken to West Cumberland Hospital for treatment. He was on the Wasdale side of the valley, around two kilometres from the road and about half way up the fell.
He was the lightest carry down the team has had to respond to in a number of years so his evacuation was relatively easy although the weather conditions were appalling.

Incident Type
Location Irton Fell
Injuries

Incident started at 16:14. There were 26 Wasdale team members involved.

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