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Pillar – Wed 30th Oct 2002 – Callout 52 in 2002

999 call by mobile phone to the police requesting assistance. The team were called to attend a walker on the summit ridge of Pillar with chest pains. Due to the nature of the incident an RAF helicopter was requested. The team were well advanced on the hill when the Sea King (Rescue 177) arrived from RAF Valley on Anglesey, Wales. The casualty was winched on board on a stretcher and along with 5 of his colleagues were taken to West Cumberland Hospital for treatment.
Thanks to the family who were on scene and helped.

Incident Type
Location Pillar
Other Agencies
Injuries

Incident started at 13:15.

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