Incidents — Chest Injury

Nether Wasdale, Wasdale – Wed 23rd May 2018 – Callout 23 in 2018

We were called by NWAS to support the North West Air Ambulance and help carry a cyclist who’d fallen off their bike sustaining broken ribs. Team members helped package and carry the patient to the aircraft who was then flown to hospital.

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East Buttress, Scafell – Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Callout 5 in 2018

The team was contacted at around 5.30pm after a lone walker had fallen a considerable distance down a snow slope on the south side of Mickledore ridge sustaining multiple injuries.  Initially Helimed 58 came to assist but had to depart due to night fall, but not before confirming the casualty location.  Due to the suspected …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 24th Feb 2018 – Callout 4 in 2018

The team was called for a walker with a leg and chest injury sustained after taking a slide on frozen snow whilst descending Scafell Pike above Lingmell Col. The walker was assessed on scene by the crew from the Great North Air Ambulance and team members and then flown to hospital.

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Sun 28th May 2017 – Callout 32 in 2017

We were called by Police about a young walker who had stumbled and damaged his ribs whilst descending the path from Mickledore. The Great North Air Ambulance attended and their Doctor was able to assess the casualty before he was taken in the aircraft to hospital in Carlisle.

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Sep 2015 – Callout 49 in 2015

We were called by Police about a walker who had fallen whilst descending the ridge from Scafell Pike to Broad Crag col and injured his ribs. Given the difficult location we ask Duddon & Furness team for assistance and also air support from the Navy Seaking from HMS Gannet. The casualty was found just at …

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Kirkfell Nose, Kirkfell – Mon 20th Jul 2015 – Callout 32 in 2015

The team was called out for a walker who had tumbled on the steep descent from Kirkfell down to Wasdale and damaged his ribs. He was treated by team doctors before being taken by stretcher down to the valley.

A short video clip of the stretcher run this afternoon.

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 6th Aug 2009 – Callout 50 in 2009

While the team were administering casualty care to a fallen walker (see incident 54) , a second incident occurred. A male walker in his 40’s descending from Scafell via Broad Stand, slipped from almost an identical area, landed amongst the team members and cart wheeled off down the scree a further 15 metres. Fortunately …

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St Bees Head – Tue 30th Jun 2009 – Callout 37 in 2009

Request to attend a fallen climber at Sandwith Lighthouse area of the cliffs. Coastguard were also called out along with the RNLI. Around 15 team members attended the incident. A climber in his early late 40s was descending the climbers path along with a group of fellow climbers (including a Wasdale team member) when he …

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Wasdale – Sat 21st Jun 2008 – Callout 30 in 2008

Whilst the Team leader was dealing with incident 37, a further call came in from the Wasdale head Inn regarding a man who had fallen and injured his ribs. He was able to make his own way off the fell but needed medical attention at the Hotel and was taken to West Cumberland Hospital by …

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Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Sat 6th Oct 2007 – Callout 58 in 2007

Whilst the team were training with RAF Boulmer at Wasdale Head, a ‘999’ call came in for a male climber who had fallen 30 ft off a climb on Kern Knotts, Great Gable. He had sustained chest, facial and head injuries. The team quickly mobilised the RAF helicopter to assist. An air ambulance that was …

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