Incidents — Arm Injury

Scafell Pike – Sun 14th Jan 2018 – Callout 1 in 2018

A walker reported they were now stuck after sliding some distance down snow. The walker was located near Dropping Crag on Scafell Pike. After medical assessment it was determined they had injured their shoulder and had other bumps and bruises but after some simple analgesia were able to walk off.

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Napes, Great Gable – Sun 8th Oct 2017 – Callout 87 in 2017

Team called by NWAS about a walker who had fallen whilst on the climbers traverse path on Great Gable, near Napes Needle and sustained a fractured wrist. The team had a number of members away at various training events and with a possible stretcher carry needed we called our colleagues in Duddon Team to support. …

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Lingmell Beck – Sat 7th Oct 2017 – Callout 84 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have slipped and injured their arm somewhere near the crossing on Lingmell Gill. We went to the location indicated and also checked adjacent paths and the Wasdale Head Inn but could not find any trace of the casualty and we stood down. It …

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Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale – Fri 26th May 2017 – Callout 31 in 2017

We were called by Police about a young man who had fallen at the swimming pools in the River Esk near Lingcove Bridge and dislocated his shoulder. The injury was reduced on scene by the team doctor after which the man was taken by stretcher to a waiting ambulance at Brotherilkeld. We were joined by …

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Haycock – Sun 28th Aug 2016 – Callout 55 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had stumbled and dislocated his shoulder whilst on a steep grass bank on the way up Haycock. He was given pain relief on scene. The casualty was in an awkward position on a steep grass slope and the stretcher had to be secured on a rope …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Wed 27th Jul 2016 – Callout 36 in 2016

Team called by Police about a walker who had fallen and injured her wrist. She was given analgesia on scene and the limb was splinted then the walker was evacuated from the mountain to West Cumberland Hospital.

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Shamrock, Scafell – Sat 14th May 2016 – Callout 19 in 2016

The team was called out to attend a group of three walkers cragfast on Scafell Shamrock near the top of Red Gill. Two had fallen but thankfully had not sustained any major injuries, the third was stuck some metres above. Rescue 999 from Prestwick flew two team members to the scene who secured the higher …

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East Buttress, Scafell – Tue 26th Apr 2016 – Callout 14 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had fallen on the steep scree next to the East Buttress of Scafell and injured his shoulder. Due to the difficult location and evacuation route an S-92 Coastguard helicopter was requested. Team members including a doctor and the aircraft paramedic helped to stabilise and package the …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 27th Jul 2014 – Alert

The team was called by Cumbria Police to assist a man who had fallen and suffered a wrist injury. The team leader made some initial enquiries and ascertained that the man was very close to Brackenclose car park where his car and friends were located and that he was feeling much better. The injured man …

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Great Gable – Thu 26th Jun 2014 – Callout 24 in 2014

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have fallen somewhere in the Napes Needle area on Great Gable, injured his wrist and also had a period of unconsciousness. Given the location and reported injuries an RAF Sea King helicopter was requested. The team and helicopter arrived at the same time …

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