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Shamrock, Scafell – Sat 14th May 2016 – Callout 19 in 2016

The team was called out to attend a group of three walkers cragfast on Scafell Shamrock near the top of Red Gill. Two had fallen but thankfully had not sustained any major injuries, the third was stuck some metres above. Rescue 999 from Prestwick flew two team members to the scene who secured the higher casualty whilst the lower two were winched aboard the helicopter. Finally the higher casualty, team members and winchman were winched aboard and flown down to Wasdale Head.

It is worth noting that falls in this area usually have far more serious consequences.

Incident Type
Location Shamrock, Scafell
Other Agencies
Injuries

Incident started at 19:49 and ended at 23:00 making 3.2 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20584 06894. Total man hours: 61

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/shamrock-scafell-sat-14th-may-2016/