25 in 2008

Police paged the team to attend a 44 yr old male walker from Leeds who had slipped on the descent path into Mosedale from Wind Gap, Pillar and sustained a fracture dislocation to his left ankle. He was accompanied by a couple of colleagues. 22 team members attended and following casualty care and administration of analgesia the casualty was stretchered off the mountain to an ambulance at Wasdale Head Inn. He was taken to West Cumberland Hospital by road. Incident closed at 9.35 p.m. – We particularly liked the casualty’s strategy of thanking everyone before the team had even set off with the stretcher carry, thus ensuring he got well looked after and as smooth a ride as possible.

Incident started at 17:16 and ended at 21:35 making 4.3 hrs in total. There were 22 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY1717 1129 (altitude 406 m). Total rescuer hours: 95