20 in 2003
Pikes Crag, Scafell Pike

The police called the team to respond to a male with a suspect broken leg on Scafell. On questioning the informant (by mobile phone) it transpired that he was in sight and verbal contact with the injured man who had been descending ‘D’ gulley to the East of Pikes Crag with a female companion. He had fallen down the chockstone ( around 10 – 15 metres) and she was crag fast on a ledge above him. Due to the nature of the fracture and difficulty of evacuation, an RAF Sea King was requested. The casualty was stretchered down the gulley (approximately 300 metres) and carried to the aircraft which set down in Hollowstones. The casualty was airlifted to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Incident started at 10:45.