Incidents — Ankle Injury

St Bees Head – Thu 27th Jun 2019 – Callout 23 in 2019

Weather : Sunny & Warm

We were called by NWAS to assist in moving a casualty who had slipped whilst descending the cliff top path at St Bees and injured their ankle. In view of the location Whitehaven Coastguard also attended and both teams carried the casualty down to the waiting ambulance for the journey …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 1st Jun 2019 – Callout 17 in 2019

Weather : Overcast

The team was called this evening for a walker who’d slipped on damp stones on the Brown Tongue path injuring their ankle and unable to weight bear. The injury was assessed on scene, splinted and then the casualty was carried down to Brackenclose.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 22nd Sep 2018 – Callout 50 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped and injured their ankle whilst descending the main Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike, just below the stream crossing. The walker was given first aid on scene, the limb was splinted and then they were carried by stretcher down to Brackenclose for the handover …

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Lingmell Beck – Sat 18th Aug 2018 – Callout 38 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had sustained an open fracture of the ankle whilst crossing the stream at Lingmell Beck. The injury was initially stabilised by a doctor who was part of their party. Once team members were on scene analgesia was provided and then due to the serious nature of …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 14th Jul 2018 – Callout 34 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped whilst descending Scafell Pike between the slabs and ‘Pea Boulder’  injuring their ankle. A passing team member was quickly on scene and once other members arrived the injury was assessed and splinted before starting the evacuation back to Wasdale. Given the length of carry …

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Lowther Forest – Sun 1st Jul 2018 – Callout 32 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walk who’d injured their ankle whilst descending the steep bank at the back of Dent on the first section of the Coast to Coast route. They managed to hobble a bit further and then stopped, fortunately for us right by a forest track. The limb was assessed on …

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Skew Gill, Great End – Sun 10th Jun 2018 – Callout 26 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who’d twisted their ankle whilst descending the Corridor Route on Scafell Pike, near to Skew Gill and could no longer walk. They were accompanied by Teesdale & Weardale members who provided initial medical treatment. Once on scene the limb was splinted then the casualty loaded onto the …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 1st Jun 2018 – Callout 25 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had slipped and broken their ankle whilst descending from Scafell Pike on the path linking Wasdale Head and Brown Tongue. The injury was assessed by team members who provided analgesia and then splinted the limb before carrying the casualty back to Brackenclose for the journey to …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Thu 5th Apr 2018 – Callout 14 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had injured their ankle whilst descending from Scafell Pike on the Brown Tongue path. The injury was assessed on the scene and splinted by team members before the walker was carried down to Brackenclose on the Stretcher for the hand over to the Ambulance.

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Illgill Head – Thu 26th Oct 2017 – Callout 95 in 2017

Thursday evening saw the ream called again after someone reported seeing a torch light plashing SOS above the Wasdale Head campsite. A local team member had already headed up the hill to investigate and soon reported back to the Team Leader there was a female with a broken ankle near the Ill Gill Head intake …

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