23 in 2006
Harter Fell
Other Agencies

Police paged the team with a call for help from a Dutch family. The female walker in her mid fifties was descending from a walk near Harter Fell to Penny Hill farm when she slipped on the path fracturing her left ankle and dislocating a finger in her hand. Her location was 10 mins from the farm itself. She was given analgesic on the fell and stretchered off the hill to the farm. Whilst waiting for the ambulance to arrive, the air ambulance from Blackpool arrived on scene. The casualty and her husband were flown to Barrow-in-Furness General whilst the daughter was taken to Boot campsite. There were approximately 15 team members on the rescue which was completed by 6.30 p.m.

Incident started at 16:25 and ended at 18:30 making 2.1 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 32