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Green How, Scafell – Sat 28th Oct 2000 – Callout 44 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police regarding a 20 yr. old male walker who had fallen over amongst boulders, badly lacerating his face. The call had come from another member of the five strong Bradford University group, who had raised the alarm by mobile phone. The casualty was a few hundred feet down from the summit of Scafell, in an area known as Greenhow and their location was in cloud and subject to very strong winds and driving rain. When we found the group, they did have an emergency shelter over the casualty but they were in a vulnerable position, due to the extreme weather. A French girl with the group had also started to suffer from a "panic attack". Both her and the original casualty were treated and helped off the hill. 19 members of Wasdale MRT were involved in the rescue, which was closed at around 1900 hrs. A team member transported the group members round to Eskdale Youth Hostel where they were staying.

Incident Type
Location Green How, Scafell

Incident started at 14:45 and ended at 19:00 making 4.3 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 82

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