73 in 2010
Upper Eskdale
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Police paged for elderly male in his late 60’s who had fallen in upper Eskdale and banged his head. He was with his family and his grandson had run down to Taw House Farm to raise the alarm with no mobile phone signal on the fell. He was located on the path below Rowantree Crags. The air ambulance was asked to assist. They attended and airlifted the casualty to hospital. Whilst attending this incident, the team encountered the individual from the first incident. Around 13 team members attended and the incident was closed at around 7.00 p.m. – A big thank you to the family member who made a donation to the team.

Incident started at 16:45 and ended at 19:00 making 2.3 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21560 03394 (altitude 327 m). Total rescuer hours: 30