34 in 2007
Scafell Pike
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Team paged by police to rescue a walker who had suffered a soft tissue injury to his knee. The injured 47 yr old walker was accompanied by two walkers, one in his late teens and the other early 20’s. The group of 3 from the North-east had set off from Eskdale to climb Scafell Pike. They called ‘999’ from their mobile phone. 13 Wasdale team members attended but due to the long carry down and shortage of team members, assistance was requested from the Duddon & Furness team who arrived with a further 12 team members. Great North Air Ambulance were requested but could not provide a helicopter. A Sea King was tasked from RAF Boulmer which landed on the summit, lifted the casualty, the other two walkers and 3 team members and flew them to the valley bottom before taking the casualty to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. The two uninjured walkers were taken back to their vehicle in Eskdale by one of the team members. Incident closed at 9.30 p.m.

Incident started at 17:36 and ended at 21:30 making 3.9 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2159 0721 (altitude 961 m). Total rescuer hours: 51