71 in 2024
Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike
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The team was called yesterday by Cumbria Police about a walker who had slipped and heard a crack in her ankle. It was very painful and prevented any further progress.
A swift callout was made and once on scene team members assessed the injury. A well equipped trainee Mountain Leader in the party had already insulated, sheltered and given simple pain relief. Further pain relief was administered whilst the ankle was splinted. The walker was then transferred to a casualty bag and stretcher for the carry back to the valley floor. Once safely down at Brackenclose she was moved to their own vehicle for the journey to hospital and further treatment.
We wish the walker a speedy recovery and hope to see her back on the fells soon.

Incident started at 16:21 and ended at 21:15 making 4.9 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20089 07243. Total rescuer hours: 93