Team was called by Cumbria Police on behalf of Ambulance Control to attend an incident on Dent Fell. It was reported by a group of people doing the Coast 2Coast that they had come across a gentleman who had been feeling dizzy and collapsed near the summit of Dent Fell. The Team responded to the location with first aid and two of our team Dr ‘s who assessed the casualty. Due to the locality of our team members and team Dr’s and the fact we can drive to the summit of Dent Fell we were in attendance with the casualty in around 15/20 mins. We packaged the Casualty on to our stretcher and carried him around 300mtrs to our awaiting Landrover. The team then transported the casualty to West Cumberland Hospital in our Landrover which converts to enable us to carry a stretcher in the back. Around 20 team members attended the incident which took around 2 and half hours. We would like to thank the Gentleman who remained with the casualty giving reassurance until we arrived.
If you require Mountain Rescue please dial 999 and ask for the Police. The Police will then task the Mountain Rescue Team required.
Incident started at 12:03 and ended at 14:30 making 2.5 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 50