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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Wed 30th Aug 2017 – Callout 71 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had broken their leg whilst descending the lower section of the Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike, below the intake wall. After assessment it was determine they had probably sustained a spiral fracture of the Tibia and Fibula. Pain relief was given on scene, the limb reduced, splinted and then they were carried to the waiting ambulance.

Incident Type
Location Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 14:52 and ended at 18:17 making 3.4 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY19064 07315 (234m). Total man hours: 61

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/brown-tongue-scafell-pike-wed-30th-aug-2017/