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Cam Spout, Scafell
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A call was received from North West Ambulance Service about a walker with a leg injury high up on Scafell Pike. Due to weather conditions and the potential for a long carry, a full callout was swiftly made with help also requested from Duddon and Furness MRT. Coastguard helicopter support was also requested and R936 responded.
As direct contact by mobile phone was not possible, the Team Leader tasked a DFMRT party to access the casualty location from Eskdale, with the remainder ascending from Brackenclose and Mickledore. Rescue 936 attempted to approach from multiple directions but was thwarted by low clouds, and had to return to their base, with an offer to return if access became possible later.
As the first Wasdale team members approached the reported casualty location, the Duddon and Furness MRT party in Eskdale spotted lights and heard shouts in the Great Moss area. Shortly afterwards the good news was confirmed that it was the casualty and his walking partner. Even better was that the injury was not serious and that they were able to walk out to the road head.
Bothe teams then returned to their vehicles and to the respective bases. Our thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT once again for their assistance.

Incident started at 15:56 and ended at 22:26 making 6.5 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY213066. Total rescuer hours: 98