28 in 2007
Upper Eskdale
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Message from the police regarding a female walker in her early 40s who had collapsed in upper Eskdale. The Team Leader called in Great North Air Ambulance and he, along with a team doctor were flown to the casualty site. Initial indications were that the air ambulance would be able to land close to the casualty on level ground. However the casualty was on steeper ground so, after treatment for an adverse effect to prescribed medication, the lady was assisted to the helicopter and flown to West Cumberland. 17 team members were involved in the rescue and the incident lasted 4 hours. The base was closed at 10.00 p.m.

Incident started at 17:23 and ended at 22:00 making 4.6 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 78