Incidents — Leg Injury

Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Wed 26th Sep 2018 – Callout 52 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who whilst descending the main Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike had pulled a muscle and could no longer walk. They were carried down to Brackenclose by the team.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 23rd Sep 2018 – Callout 51 in 2018

Team called for a party who’d become stuck on the Wasdale Screes path. They were located by team members on foot then taken across the lake in the team’s boat.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 26th Aug 2018 – Callout 42 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a walker who’d injured their leg after being hit by falling rocks when walking along the path on the far side of the lake. The walker was given pain relief and the leg was splinted at the scene then they were evacuated using the team’s boat to an ambulance …

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Egremont – Thu 28th Jun 2018 – Callout 31 in 2018

We were called by NWAS to assist one of their crews help move a casualty with an ankle injury from an off road location near the skateboard park in Egremont back to their ambulance.

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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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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 7th Oct 2017 – Callout 85 in 2017

Whilst we were walking off from the previous job we were called again by Police about 2 walkers who had split off from a larger group and become lost, somewhere on Scafell Pike. One also reported they had hurt their leg and were struggling to walk. As we were dealing with the earlier incident the …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 16th Sep 2017 – Callout 76 in 2017

Not long after the previous job was passed to Keswick, the team leader took a call for a walker who had slipped while descending the Brown Tongue path and sustained a broken ankle. Once on scene the team Doctor administered pain relief, the casualty was packaged up and stretchered down to Brackenclose and passed to …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 10th Sep 2017 – Callout 75 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker and their friend who were struggling to descend due to aggravating a pre-existing injury. The two made their way down as far as they could but were then stopped by the Greta Gill crossing at the bottom of the Piers Gill path which was in spate and …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Wed 30th Aug 2017 – Callout 71 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had broken their leg whilst descending the lower section of the Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike, below the intake wall. After assessment it was determine they had probably sustained a spiral fracture of the Tibia and Fibula. Pain relief was given on scene, the limb …

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Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Mon 17th Jul 2017 – Callout 51 in 2017

Team called by Police about a climber who had slipped whilst leading a route on Kern Knotts and damaged his ankle in the process. Rather helpfully he had managed to get down close to the Styhead Path under his own steam. The injury was assessed on scene, then splinted before the climber was carried down …

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