106 in 2022
Corridor Route, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies
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We were alerted by Cumbria Police about two walkers, one of whom had suffered a leg injury and could not walk. With no phone signal, her friend came down lower to make the call for help. The precise location of the casualty was not known but was anticipated to be relatively high towards the Corridor Route. As such helicopter assistance was requested from the Coastguard. They duly responded, as did Duddon and Furness MRT as we were slightly low on numbers for a long and difficult stretcher carry. However, the teams were pleased to locate the casualty a lot lower down than expected, after she had managed to slide and shuffle down a considerable distance. This allowed R199 to be stood down. After medical assessment and splinting of the ankle, the teams then stretchered the casualty to Wasdale Head, where her friend took her to hospital. Our thanks to Rescue 199, Duddon and Furness MRT and the casualty for making our lives easier on this callout. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope she is back on the fell soon.

Incident started at 19:23 and ended at 00:04 making 4.7 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 218085. Total rescuer hours: 66