70 in 2022
Upper Eskdale
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The team were called out to a report of an ankle injury in Upper Eskdale. A Duke of Edinburgh Award participant had jumped across a small beck and landed awkwardly, leaving him unable to bear weight on his leg. As the team was short on numbers extra support was provided once again by our friends at Duddon and Furness MRT. After a medical assessment and treatment, a long and hot stretcher carry was made to Cockley Beck where the group leaders used their own vehicle to take him to hospital for further checks. We wish the young man a speedy recovery and hope he is back on the fell soon.

Incident started at 10:36 and ended at 17:28 making 6.9 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 238048. Total rescuer hours: 69