72 in 2018
Broad Stand, Scafell
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We were called by Police about reports of a walker falling in the Broad Stand area on Scafell. A passing doctor first attended to the casualty and was later joined by the crew of the Great North Air Ambulance. The walker had two companions who remained stuck on the rocks above. Once on scene the Coastguard Helicopter from Caernarfon winched the two companions aboard and flew them down to the valley. It then collected some team members and flew them up to the scene to assist with the casualty then winched the walker aboard. Unfortunately the casualty was declared deceased during the rescue and our thoughts are with their family and friends at this difficult time.

Incident started at 13:07 and ended at 18:00 making 4.9 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2099 0681 (altitude 832 m). Total rescuer hours: 69