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Skew Gill, Great End – Sun 4th Sep 2011 – Callout 52 in 2011

Assembling the stretcher whilst the casualty is given cas-care in the bivvi tent

Assembling the stretcher whilst the casualty is given cas-care in the bivvi tent

The team were called out just after midnight to assist a male walker who had taken a 20ft tumble fall into Skew Gill from near the Corridor Route and sustained suspected arm and leg fractures. The casualty was given casualty care and analgesia on scene. His injured limbs were splinted and he was placed in a vacuum mattress for the descent. This took a couple of hours in wet and slippery conditions down to Burnthwaite where the casualty was transferred to a road ambulance. The incident was finished around 6am.
The casualty is given a last check by one of the team doctors before the descent begins

The casualty is given a last check by one of the team doctors before the descent begins

Nearly back, sledging to Burnthwaite

Nearly back, sledging to Burnthwaite

Incident Type
Location Skew Gill, Great End
Injuries , ,
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Incident started at 00:22 and ended at 05:50 making 5.5 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 22060 09122 (459m). Total man hours: 110

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/skew-gill-great-end/