60 in 2023
Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies
As team members were back at the vehicles having dealt with two previous callouts a passing walker informed us that a someone had fallen and sustained a suspected broken ankle at the intake wall on the main tourist path. This was confirmed by a call received from Cumbria Police. Both Duddon and Wasdale teams mobilised once more, and retraced steps to the casualty site.
Once on scene casualty carers assessed and splinted the very painful injury. Strong pain relief was administered to make the casualty more comfortable. Once transferred carefully into the team stretcher and casualty bag the teams made the carry back down to Brackenclose. A handover was made to a land ambulance before the onward journey to hospital. We wish the casualty a swift recovery and hope to see her back on the fell soon. Many thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT for their help on all three callouts during a busy afternoon.

Incident started at 17:43 and ended at 20:44 making 3 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY 190073.