55 in 2018
Broad Stand, Scafell
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We were called by Police about shouts for help heard coming from the Scafell / Broad Stand area. Initially it wasn’t clear whether there was someone in difficulty but further phone calls followed by a team member who was out on the fell getting on scene showed that two walkers were now stuck on the ledge above Broad Stand, one of whom was injured having tumbled ~ 20m and sustained injuries to shoulder, back and wrist. In view of the injuries and location a Coastguard Helicopter was requested and R199 from Prestwick attended. The helicopter flew team members and kit to Scafell summit from where they were able to descend to the scene. Once there the casualty was assessed and packaged and then winched aboard the helicopter for the journey to hospital. The second casualty and team members were then lowered using ropes down to Mickledore.

Incident started at 11:49 and ended at 18:30 making 6.7 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY209 068 (altitude 920 m). Total rescuer hours: 94