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St Bees Head – Thu 12th Oct 2006 – Callout 44 in 2006

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to rescue a lady with leg injuries near the St.Bees lighthouse. The ambulance had been called to the incident but the lady and her husband were a mile away up a very rough and flooded track. The couple were on holiday from Staffordshire and staying in St. Bees. She had gone over on one ankle, broke it and whilst stumbling broke the other ankle as well. She was treated on scene by the three Wasdale MRT doctors who had driven across the valley from the hospital, two miles away as the crow flies. She was then driven back to the waiting ambulance at the road head and taken to West Cumberland Hospital. Incident was closed at 6.30 p.m. and around 15 team members were involved.

Incident Type
Location St Bees Head

Incident started at 16:16. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved.

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