12 in 2002
Unknown Location

The Wasdale MRT team leader was nearing the top of Brown Tongue on Scafell / Scafell Pike ascent when the Police rang, reporting that someone had fallen between Scafell and Scafell Pike and was known to have head injuries. A helicopter was requested on the basis of the initial information. The casualty had indeed fallen from Broad Stand. He had a head injury, broken ankle and a finger and multiple cuts and abrasions. Three members of the Brecon Beacons MRT came on scene. The group used the Mickledore stretcher to move the casualty out from the crag and he was subsequently picked up by RAF Helicopter from Leconfield and flown to Carlisle hospital. There were 13 other Team members on the fell who would have been needed had the helicopter not been successful in carrying out the lift. An RAF MRT who were climbing in Borrowdale at the time of the incident also attended to provide support if required. Many thanks to Peter and his colleagues from the Welsh team. Broad Stand is Wasdale’s accident black spot ….see here for details of a similar rescue with pictures

Incident started at 14:30.