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Dent Fell – Thu 29th Aug 2002 – Callout 33 in 2002

The team was called out to rescue a off road trials motorcyclist who had sustained an injury to his right knee whilst descending the fell at the back of Dent (Ulldale fell) with his work colleagues. He was located approximately 1 kilometre up from Ulldale Bottom and was carried off the fell to the team rescue vehicle and evacuated to West Cumberland Hospital.
[Although in a lot of pain, the rider, ‘Big John’ , retained a strong sense of humour, fuelled by his mates who said it would be OK to refer to the steep grassy slope where he fell by its local name "The Widow maker". We wish Big John a speedy recovery].

Incident Type
Location Dent Fell

Incident started at 19:08.

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