34 in 2023
Lingmell Gill Path, Scafell Pike
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The team was called this afternoon by Cumbria Police regarding a walker who had slipped on the path, sustained a very painful ankle injury and was unable to bear any weight. She was also reported to be cold. A full callout was quickly underway the team vehicles made their way down the valley to Brackenclose.
Once on scene the team medics assessed the injury, gave strong pain relief and splinted the ankle to prevent further painful movement from a a suspected fracture. She was then carefully transferred into the team stretcher for the relatively short carry to meet an awaiting ambulance in the valley.
Our thanks are due to passing walkers who helped and in particular to John Milton who temporarily donated his sleeping bag to the casualty to keep her warm whilst waiting for the team.
We wish the walker a speedy recovery and hope to see her back on the fell soon.

Incident started at 12:31 and ended at 15:47 making 3.3 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 193074. Total rescuer hours: 56