3 in 2006
Hollowstones, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

The team were paged by Workington police to respond to a ‘999’ call for a 30 year old female walker who had stumbled and fractured her ankle on the path between Brown Tongue and Lingmel Col. She was with her boyfriend who had raised the alarm. The couple were from Burnley. The team leader was already on the fell near Lambfoot Dub above the Corridor route and was able to make his way across the fell to the casualty site. The injured walker was laying on the path in the boulder field area and had sustained a very painful lower leg fracture. Evacuation of the casualty was by a Royal Navy helicopter from RN Gannet at Prestwick Airport. She was winched on board and flown the short distance to Whitehaven Hospital. The incident was closed at 6.45 p.m. 15 team members were involved in the rescue.

Incident started at 14:46 and ended at 18:45 making 4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 60