18 in 2002
Piers Gill, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

The team were called out to help an injured male walker in his late fifties. He had fallen and was reported to be falling in and out of consciousness at the bottom of the rock step. His location was given as half a mile south of Styhead. The advance group was split into two search parties to check out the bad step on the corridor route and also the rock step on the Piers Gill path. He was located on the Piers Gill path. He had fallen around10 metres and sustained injuries to his arm and lower leg in addition to a minor head injury. Due to the nature of his reported injuries and the location, a Rescue Helicopter was requested. The casualty was winched in a stretcher into the Royal Navy Sea King from Prestwick and taken to West Cumberland Hospital at Whitehaven.

Incident started at 17:10.