9 in 2007
Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

The Team were paged by Whitehaven police to attend a 62 year old female walker from Whitehaven who had collapsed with chest pains. She was with her husband and another walker who raised the alarm by mobile. They were located 200 metres above the beck crossing at Brown Tongue on the Lingmel Gill side. Due to the clear diagnosis from the informant an Air Ambulance was requested and shortly after an RAF Sea King was requested and was on its way. As the team made their way up the fell, further information was received that she had failed to recover. The Air Ambulance flew the team doctor to the scene to confirm that she had passed away and the aircraft returned to their base. The RAF helicopter was stood down and returned to base. The lady was carried by stretcher to Brackenclose. The incident was closed at 5.10 p.m. with 16 team members involved.

Incident started at 14:20 and ended at 17:10 making 2.8 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 45