33 in 2005
Napes, Great Gable
Other Agencies

Call from Workington Police, regarding a 12 yr old boy who’d been hit on the head by a falling rock and suffered a head injury. The location was on steep scrambling ground, close to Napes Needle on Great Gable. He was treated by team members before being transferred to Carlisle Hospital by Navy Sea King helicopter. Although an Air Ambulance was also tasked to the rescue it could not in fact provide practical assistance because the location was too steep for it to land anywhere close. 14 Wasdale MR team members were involved. The team also assisted other members of the casualty’s party down from the fell. Incident was closed at about 7.30pm

Incident started at 16:00 and ended at 19:40 making 3.7 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 56