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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 10th Nov 2001 – Callout 30 in 2001

Call from Workington Police. 19 yr old man from Halifax had slipped on the path, descending Brown Tongue and had sustained an ankle injury that prevented him from being able to continue. There were only around 14 members in total but the casualty was just below the Lingmel Gyll stream crossing (approx. 280 meters up the fell) and the small group managed the carry reasonable easily. He attended West Cumberland Hospital for a check up. We closed Mill Forge rescue base at about 2200 hrs.

Incident Type
Location Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike
Injuries

Incident started at 18:30 and ended at 22:00 making 3.5 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 49

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