86 in 2015
Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike
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We were called by Police about a walker who had fallen whilst descending the ridge from Scafell Pike to Broad Crag col and injured his ribs. Given the difficult location we ask Duddon & Furness team for assistance and also air support from the Navy Seaking from HMS Gannet. The casualty was found just at the top of the steeper section of the ridge and had fallen around 10ft. He was packaged for evacuation by the team then with the help of DFMRT moved to the helicopter waiting at the col between Broad Crag and Ill Crag, saving us the much longer carry back into the valley. Incident closed 09:00. 11 WMRT and 6 DFMRT involved plus HMS Gannet.

A short clip of the Navy Seaking from HMS Gannet leaving with the injured walker on this mornings call to assist Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (see earlier shared post).

Posted by Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team on Saturday, 5 September 2015

Incident started at 02:42 and ended at 09:00 making 6.3 hrs in total. There were 11 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 217 074 (altitude 896 m). Total rescuer hours: 69