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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 22nd Sep 2009 – Callout 74 in 2009

Call from the police regarding an informant who’d heard clear shouts for help coming from the Lingmell area. A search of the area quickly turned up two 19 year old male walkers who were doing a multi day camping trip around the fells. One had fallen very badly whilst crossing the river just below Piers Gill, sustaining significant scalp wounds as well as multiple cuts and abrasions. He was treated with full spinal immobilisation and pain relief and carried to Burnthwaite Farm before being transferred to Whitehaven hospital by ambulance. Base closed at about 1:00 hrs

Incident Type
Location Piers Gill, Scafell Pike
Injuries ,

Incident started at 19:12 and ended at 01:00 making 5.8 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY 21435 08722 (360m).

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