Incidents — Back Injury

Scafell Pike – Wed 4th Apr 2012 – Callout 16 in 2012

The team were called out at 11.50 to go to the assistance of 2 fell walkers who had been blown off their feet by very high winds as they were descending Scafell Pike, having turned round before the summit due to the wind. The lady suffered a serious head laceration but remained conscious throughout and …

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Stanley Ghyll, Eskdale – Sun 23rd Oct 2011 – Callout 65 in 2011

The team were called out to attend a 42 year old female walker with a suspected back injury sustained whilst in the Stanley Ghyll area of Eskdale.   The alarm had been raised by a passing walker.  Whilst the team were mobilising further information came through that the they were able to make their own way to hospital and …

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Broad Crag – Sat 15th Oct 2011 – Callout 63 in 2011

The team were called to attend a walker with a back injury on Broad Crag. A Sea King helicopter from RAF Leconfield was training in the area and was able to winch the casualty aboard and fly them to Furness General Hospital, Barrow. The incident was stood down with only a few team members on …

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Lords Rake, Scafell – Fri 30th Sep 2011 – Callout 59 in 2011

Team called out by the Police to rescue a 47 yr old male who had slipped down scree below base of Lords Rake. The man had sustained a blow to the lower left side of his back that was painful during any movement. He was given analgesia on the scene by a team doctor and …

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Hardknott Pass – Mon 2nd May 2011 – Callout 23 in 2011

Call came in from Cumbria Police for an injured cyclist on Hardknott Pass road. The female cyclist was with another male cyclist when she left the road on a very sharp bend and continued down the fell side for around 50m. Around 17 team members attended the incident along with a paramedic from a road …

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Napes, Great Gable – Sun 24th May 2009 – Callout 25 in 2009

Call from the police to rescue a 65yr old female sustained head and back injuries, multiple cuts and abrasions in a 20 metres tumble fall in Arrowhead Gulley on Great Gable. Treated on scene by WMRT medics and flown to West Cumbria Hospital by Sea King helicopter from RN Gannet. Steep and constricted location involving …

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Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Sun 18th May 2008 – Callout 24 in 2008

Police paged the team to attend a fallen male climber on Great Gable. The local man was climbing on Kern Knotts with two friends when he fell 6m onto the rocky ground below. He sustained a suspected back injury and lacerations. 16 team members attended and following a request for helicopter evacuation, a Royal Navy …

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Wastwater Screes – Thu 14th Jun 2007 – Callout 23 in 2007

Team paged by police to attend a rescue on the Screes path. Casualty was a 74 year old lady from Liverpool who had taken a short tumble fall on the Screes path, suffering a bump on the head and bruising her back. She had walked across the boulder field before calling for help. She was …

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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Thu 8th Sep 2005 – Callout 36 in 2005

The team were called to assist a lady in her early 20’s who had slipped on Gavel Neese on the way up Great Gable, approximately 200 meters above the intake wall on the path to Beck Head. The young lady had a previous back injury and during the fall had injured her back again and …

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