37 in 2020
Criscliffe Knotts, Scafell Pike
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The team deployed to what was reported as an Ankle injury on the Corridor route near Criscliffe Knotts. As a stretcher carry from there is very difficult in any direction and there was no clear information about the extent of injuries or medical condition was available due to lack of communication with the casualty, a Coastguard Helicopter was requested. Rescue 199 was quick to respond and within 40 mins was on location. The team deployed as always, but the Rescue 199 was able to quickly deal with the incident and the casualty was flown direct to Carlisle Hospital for further treatment.

Thank you for the quick response by the Coastguard and the one team member of the advance party who just managed to make it on scene as the casualty was being lifted.

Incident started at 14:48 and ended at 17:58 making 3.2 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY218082. Total rescuer hours: 58