Group of 17 on a Duke of Edinburgh award expedition were descending to Wasdale Head via Sprinkling Tarn when one of their party, a 17 year old girl suffered a suspected broken ankle. The group were very well equipped and erected a tent. They raised the alarm by ‘999’ from Styhead. The call went to the Police and then to Keswick MRT who handed the job over to Wasdale. 18 team members attended and stretcher carried the injured walker back down to Wasdale Head where she was transferred by ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. The casualty was off the fell by 8.30 p.m. and the incident was closed at around 9.00 p.m.
Incident started at 17:21 and ended at 21:00 making 3.7 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2246 0934 (altitude 545 m). Total rescuer hours: 67