20 in 2000
Unknown Location

Call from Whitehaven Police regarding a man (28 yrs old) who had fallen approx. 15 ft while trying to climb up Hardknott Ghyll (to the right of the road, looking up Hardknott Pass from Eskdale). 20 team members attended and dealt with his injuries before carrying him down the gully bed, to a point where we could then raise him out of the gully and back to the road. (A wet carry through pools and over greasy rocks, with the stretcher being passed between members rather than being able to carry it. Just as well it was a fine, warm day – hottest June day on record in the UK) The casualty was treated for a back injury and possible internal injuries by team members/doctors (including an A&E Consultant, an Anaesthetist and a nurse). The casualty was transferred to West Cumberland Hospital by Ambulance. The rescue was completed and Mill Forge base closed at about 1900 hrs.

Incident started at 16:00.