Incidents — Head Injury

Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 5th Jul 2018 – Callout 33 in 2018

The team was called to assist a walker who had taken a fall on the scree under Scafell East Buttress. With the help of Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, North West Air Ambulance from Blackpool and Rescue 199 from Prestwick the …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Alert

The team leader was alerted by Keswick MRT after a walker had taken a fall down a snow slope.  It turned out he was able to walk and was heading to Styhead we stood by in case we were required and Keswick went to meet the party.  As they arrived on scene and assessed the …

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Great Gable – Sat 16th Sep 2017 – Alert

The team was called to assist a walker on Great Gable who had has a stumble fall, resulting in a brief period of unconsciousness and other minor injuries, after a chat with the informant, given their location on the mountain and the party’s destination the job was passed to Keswick MRT.

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Cam Spout, Scafell – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Callout 69 in 2017

We were called by Police about a lady who had fallen on the steep section of path descending the base of Cam Spout and sustained a head injury. Our colleagues in the Duddon & Furness Team were contacted by NWAS about the same job at the same time. NWAS also despatched the North West Air …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Aug 2017 – Callout 66 in 2017

A walker fell at the summit of Scafell Pike and sustained a head & knee injury. Initially there was some concern regarding the walkers condition and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick attended and ferried team members up the hill. Once on scene the casualty was assessed by the team doctor and it was determined he …

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 30th Jul 2017 – Callout 57 in 2017 (limited)

Whilst the Slight Side incident was ongoing a team member on Illgill Head came across a family group who had been walking in the Wasdale Screes area and been involved in a rockfall. One of them was hit on the head whilst another was hit on the hand by the rocks. Two team members heading …

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Stanley Ghyll, Eskdale – Sat 8th Jul 2017 – Callout 45 in 2017

Team called about a man with a head injury, sustained whilst walking in the Stanley Gill area in Eskdale and his companion who was now missing. The injured man was taken to hospital by NWAS and after a brief search of the Stanley Gill area the team stood down. The missing walker subsequently turned up …

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Scafell – Fri 19th May 2017 – Callout 29 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who had taken a tumble fall down scree whilst descending from Scafell towards Green How and suffered a scalp wound and other cuts & bruises as a result. He was treated on the scene by team members then after a brief walk taken by stretcher down to …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Mon 24th Aug 2015 – Callout 43 in 2015

Thea team was called out to attend a man who had sustained a head injury on the Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike. He was assessed at the scene and then escorted down to an ambulance at Brackenclose.

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Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale – Sat 27th Jun 2015 – Callout 26 in 2015

We were called out to a man swimming in the pools near Lingcove Bridge, Eskdale, who suffered a head injury whilst entering the water. NWAA were first on scene and provided casualty care. The team then packaged the casualty for evacuation, then RAF Boulmer winched him aboard and flew him to hospital.

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