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Saturday 2nd October brought extreme weather conditions and a spate of rescues for Wasdale MRT supported by Duddon and Furness MRT and Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199. A total of five callouts were taken by the Team Leader from Cumbria Police in a matter of hours, the first at 1255 and then a further four between 1554 and 1715 that afternoon.

Cumbria Police alerted the team of a female with a reported broken wrist, sustained in a fall whilst descending Scafell Pike.

The team were mobilised and the lady was intercepted by two team members close to Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale. She was escorted to the road where she made her own way to hospital with her friend.

Incident started at 12:55 and ended at 15:36 making 2.7 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 217 081. Total rescuer hours: 49