12 in 2008

Alarm raised by an informant at Wasdale Head of a hypothermic casualty in the Lingmell Crag area on Lingmell. An RAF Sea King rescue helicopter was already working in the Lake District and was asked for assistance. The team assembled in the valley bottom whilst the helicopter went straight to the incident site and managed to locate and lift the casualty. He was flown to West Cumberland hospital in Whitehaven. 16 team members were in attendance and the incident was closed at 1.00 p.m.

Incident started at 11:14 and ended at 13:00 making 1.8 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2081 0836 (altitude 757 m). Total rescuer hours: 29