The police called the team out to attend to a lady in her 50’s with a broken ankle on the St. Bees Head path. The husband and wife from Wigan were up in the Lake District for the weekend. They were walking along the path between St. Bees Head and Fleswick Bay when she went over on her ankle and fractured it. The two team vehicles drove through the fields to get to the location whilst team members went on foot with all the gear. First aid was given and her ankle was immobilsed in an inflatable splint. She was stretcher carried to the vehicles and Mobile 1 was stripped out to become an ambulance. She was driven straight to West Cumberland Hospital. There were 13 team members on the hill and the incident was closed at 4.00pm.
Incident started at 13:21 and ended at 16:00 making 2.7 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 35