48 in 2008
Burnmoor, Eskdale
Other Agencies

The team was called to a lady in Eskdale near Burnmoor Tarn who had become progressively unwell during the day and was now unable to walk. Due to her location and one interpretation of her symptoms being due a serious condition the Great North Air Ambulance was requested to evacuate her to hospital. She was stabilized and assessed on the scene then flown to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. ~14 Team members attended ( 12 on scene). The incident was closed mid afternoon but as the lady was being placed in the helicopter a request came in from Keswick team to support them on a further incident on Great End. See incident 44.

Incident started at 13:15 and ended at 15:00 making 1.8 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY18150 02374 (altitude 184 m). Total rescuer hours: 25