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Hardknott Pass – Mon 2nd May 2011 – Callout 23 in 2011

The casualty being winched into the helicopter

The casualty being winched into the helicopter

Call came in from Cumbria Police for an injured cyclist on Hardknott Pass road. The female cyclist was with another male cyclist when she left the road on a very sharp bend and continued down the fell side for around 50m. Around 17 team members attended the incident along with a paramedic from a road ambulance. She sustained injuries to her back and was given analgesia and placed in a Vacuum mattress before being winched into a Sea King helicopter from RAF Leconfield and flown to West Cumberland hospital. The incident closed at 2.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Hardknott Pass
Other Agencies

Incident started at 11:27 and ended at 14:00 making 2.6 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21527 01164 (149m). Total man hours: 44

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/hardknott-pass-2/