88 in 2022
Brantrake, Eskdale
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We were called by Cumbria Police about a walker who was unwell. It wasn’t possible to contact the party to find out any more information. As it was possible that the situation was urgent, and as all NWAS ambulances were fully committed, Coastguard helicopter R936 was scrambled from Caernarfon.
The team attended the scene, and found, much to everyone’s relief, that the casualty had managed to get back to the road. He was checked over by team casualty carers and taken to hospital as a precaution by a friend. Rescue 936 and the team then returned to their respective bases.

Incident started at 17:23 and ended at 19:12 making 1.8 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at SD 146985. Total rescuer hours: 22