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Lords Rake, Scafell – Fri 30th Sep 2011 – Callout 59 in 2011

The casualty inside the vacuum mattress

The casualty inside the vacuum mattress

Team called out by the Police to rescue a 47 yr old male who had slipped down scree below base of Lords Rake. The man had sustained a blow to the lower left side of his back that was painful during any movement. He was given analgesia on the scene by a team doctor and then loaded into the vacuum mattress to help support his back before being carried down the scree slope by the team.

A helicopter was requested but, as it arrived on scene, was retasked to another incident in the east of the Lake District.  After transferring this second casualty to hospital the Sea King from RAF Valley returned and, after the casualty had been lowered to more level ground, they winched him on board then flew to Barrow Furness General hospital. A very hot day for the team. Incident closed at around 4.30 p.m.

The stretcher being carried down the scree with the safety of a backrope

The stretcher being carried down the scree with the safety of a backrope

Starting to winch the stretcher containing the casualty accompanied by the winchman

Starting to winch the stretcher containing the casualty, accompanied by the winchman

The Sea King from RAF Valley winching the casualty

The Sea King from RAF Valley winching the casualty

The stretcher almost inside the Sea King

The stretcher almost inside the Sea King

Incident Type
Location Lords Rake, Scafell
Other Agencies
Injuries
Tagged

Incident started at 12:20 and ended at 16:30 making 4.2 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20767 06882 (790m). Total man hours: 50

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/lords-rake-scafell/