114 in 2023
Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike
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A call was received from Cumbria Police about a walker who had injured his leg and could not continue further. A full callout was made swiftly and the team made their way to the location provided by an accurate Phonefind on Brown Tongue.
Once on scene members of the team gave a thorough medical assessment and provided extra warmth from a large bivvy shelter with a few hot and sweaty team members inside. After some food and drink the walker was carefully packaged with a casualty bag and heat blanket on the team stretcher to maintain warmth for the carry down to the valley. Happily once in the valley the he had sufficiently recovered to able to be transported in a family vehicle for his onward journey for a precautionary hospital checkup. We hope the walker has recovered quickly. We’d also like to thank the many people who stopped to help before our arrival in a number of different ways.

Incident started at 13:49 and ended at 18:10 making 4.4 hrs in total. There were 24 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY198074. Total rescuer hours: 106