The team were called out to assist a 63 year old fell walker who had sustained a fractured ankle following a stumble fall on Illgill head above Wastwater (The Screes). He was treated on scene by the team doctors and stretchered down to a waiting ambulance to be transferred to Whitehaven hospital. A speedy response was required to ensure the injured walker was off the fell before the forecasted storm force winds and heavy rain which arrived later in the afternoon. 20 team members were involved and the incident was closed at around 4.30 p.m.
Incident started at 12:34 and ended at 16:40 making 4.1 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 17535 05277 (altitude 475 m). Total rescuer hours: 82