24 in 2016
East Buttress, Scafell
Other Agencies

We were called by Police about a walker who had fallen on the steep scree next to the East Buttress of Scafell and injured his shoulder. Due to the difficult location and evacuation route an S-92 Coastguard helicopter was requested. Team members including a doctor and the aircraft paramedic helped to stabilise and package the casualty. Due to difficult weather conditions he was then moved short distance down the slope by the team to the waiting aircraft which took him to Carlisle Hospital. Many thanks to the Prestwick crew for turning out and helping us avoid a long, difficult carry.

A couple more videos of today's rescue – who would think it's nearly the end of April!

Posted by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team on Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Incident started at 12:38 and ended at 18:00 making 5.4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 211066 (altitude 717 m). Total rescuer hours: 81