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Rakes Progress, Scafell – Sat 2nd Jul 2011 – Callout 41 in 2011

Winching the casualty into the Sea King

Winching the casualty into the Sea King

Whilst the team were dealing with the broad stand incident, another incident came in from the Police. A 22 year old male climber had fallen on Scafell Crags. He was in a group of three who were heading for a rock climb on Scafell Crags. They were on the approach scamble when he took a 7m tumble fall seriously fracturing he wrist and injuring his back. He was treated as a potential spinal injury and the Sea King Helicopter employed on the first rescue, following refueling, returned to assist with this second incident. The injured climber was flown to Whitehaven Hospital. 20 team members involved and incident closed at 4.30 p.m.

Rescue 131 under Pike's Crag

Rescue 131 under Pike's Crag

Incident Type
Location Rakes Progress, Scafell
Other Agencies ,
Injuries

Incident started at 12:30 and ended at 16:30 making 4 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20860 06882 (792m). Total man hours: 80

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