Incidents — Tumble Fall

Wastwater Screes – Sat 5th Aug 2017 – Callout 59 in 2017

Team called yesterday evening for a walker who had slipped and fallen around 20m whilst ascending the steep ground to the left of Great Gully on Wasdale Screes. He was assessed on scene by the team doctor before being packaged for evacuation. In view of the possible injuries and difficult ground the S-92 helicopter from …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 8th Oct 2011 – Callout 61 in 2011

The team were called out to a male walker who had taken a tumble fall whilst descending Scafell Pike.  The walker, in his early thirties, was with his young son and friend when the accident took place.  The group from Cambrideshire were camping at Wasdale Head.  They had reached the summit and whilst descending in very poor …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-23/

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

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 …

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

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

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 …

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

Bad Step, Corridor Route – Sun 14th Feb 2010 – Callout 6 in 2010

999′ call to respond to a 46 year old male who tumble fell 30 metres down scree near the bad step on the Corridor Route, Scafell Pike and sustained lacerations to his head. 17 team members attended from Wasdale and 6 from Cockermouth MRT. He was treated on scene, put in a cervical collar and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-15/

Yewbarrow – Fri 26th Jun 2009 – Callout 33 in 2009

62 yr old male tumble-fell 10 metres on the scramble section of the path on the south end of Yewbarrow. He sustained a nasty cut to the head and numerous lacerations and fortunately avoided more serious injury. Stretchered off the hill.

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