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Great Gable
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We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have fallen somewhere in the Napes Needle area on Great Gable, injured his wrist and also had a period of unconsciousness. Given the location and reported injuries an RAF Sea King helicopter was requested. The team and helicopter arrived at the same time to find the injured man near the climbers traverse path on the Great Hell Gate scree slope. He was assessed by the winchman and MR medic and after his cut was dressed it was decided on balance it was better to walk the injured man off the fell rather than risk a winch from the cragside. Many thanks to RAF Boulmer for attending. 18 MR involved, Incident closed 15:30.

Video footage from Great Gable rescue earlier today. 3rd time lucky for the pictures.

Posted by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team on Thursday, 26 June 2014

Incident started at 11:19 and ended at 15:30 making 4.2 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2103 0990 (altitude 592 m). Total rescuer hours: 76