56 in 2002
Great Gable

Following a mobile phone ‘999’ call, the team were called by the police to rescue an injured walker high on Great Gable. He had been descending from Beck Head across the front of Great Gable and Little Hellgate when he slipped and fractured his lower left leg. The team carried out first aid casualty care at the scene before carrying him down the mountain on the stretcher. A relatively lengthy rescue due to the weather conditions, location of casualty, the need for treatment on the way down and having to carry the casualty all the way down to the Wasdale Head Hotel, pending arrival of the ambulance. The last vehicle was back at Millforge by 1830 hrs. The casualty was taken by ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Incident started at 13:00 and ended at 18:30 making 5.5 hrs in total.