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Great Gable – Sun 16th Apr 2017 – Callout 23 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have collapsed near the summit of Great Gable. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of his companions, he did not survive. We are grateful to the S-92 helicopter from Caernarfon who helped us evacuate the casualty from the mountain despite poor flying conditions and also to Duddon and Furness MRT who were backing up. Our thoughts are with the walker’s family and friends.

Incident Type
Location Great Gable
Other Agencies ,

Incident started at 13:24 and ended at 19:57 making 6.6 hrs in total. There were 24 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 212 104 (877m). Total man hours: 158

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-sun-16th-apr-2017/