84 in 2023
Buckbarrow, Wasdale
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The team were called by Cumbria Police about two walkers, one of whom was unable to walk any further, having developed knee problems and was in significant pain. They had walked much further than planned due to difficulties navigating in the mist.
After a discussion over the phone with the Team Leader, a full callout was made and team members made their way to the casualty’s location. After an assessment she was ‘packaged’ into the casualty bag and stretcher and carried off the hill back down to Greendale for onward transport in their own vehicle. We hope she has a swift recovery.

Incident started at 14:52 and ended at 18:52 making 4 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY138065. Total rescuer hours: 68