83 in 2007
Kern Knotts, Great Gable
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Whilst the team were training with RAF Boulmer at Wasdale Head, a ‘999’ call came in for a male climber who had fallen 30 ft off a climb on Kern Knotts, Great Gable. He had sustained chest, facial and head injuries. The team quickly mobilised the RAF helicopter to assist. An air ambulance that was already on the way to the incident was stood down due to the steep nature of the ground at the incident site. The casualty was treated by the RAF winchman and flown to West Cumberland Hospital. The three team members on board the helicopter were not required and taken back down to the valley bottom where a further 11 team members were standing by with additional equipment. The casualty was later taken to Newcastle. In all, 17 team members were involved in the incident and the incident was closed at around 7.00 p.m.

Incident started at 17:46 and ended at 19:00 making 1.2 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2150 0963 (altitude 552 m). Total rescuer hours: 20