Incident
40 in 2011
Type
Location
Great Gable
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The Air Ambulance at Gavel Neese

The Air Ambulance at Gavel Neese

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to assist a 77 year old man who was suffering from leg cramp and unable to walk.  He was located on the top of Great Gable so, to avoid a protracted and uncomfortable stretcher ride, assistance from an air ambulance was requested.  North West Air Ambulance lifted 4 team members to the top of the 2949 foot mountain to assist the casualty’s companion and their dogs and then took the casualty down to the valley where he was given a lift to his own car. He did not require further medical treatment.  Incident closed at around 6.00 p.m. with around 20 team members involved.

Incident started at 15:07 and ended at 18:30 making 3.4 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21057 10290 (altitude 887 m). Total man hours: 68

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