Incidents — Knee Injury

Christcliffe, Eskdale – Thu 9th May 2019 – Callout 14 in 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who’d slipped whilst descending a path above Christcliffe Farm in Eskdale, felt their knee ‘pop’ and could no longer walk. The casualty was assessed at the scene, pain relief was given and the leg splinted and then they were carried down to the road by stretcher.

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Hardknott Pass – Mon 20th Aug 2018 – Callout 39 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a cyclist who’d fallen off their bike descending Hardknott Pass below the fort and sustained a deep gash to their knee. The casualty was treated on the scene. The ambulance had to stop at Cockley Beck so we took the casualty back over the pass for a handover.

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Middle Fell – Wed 11th Apr 2018 – Callout 15 in 2018

The team was called to a walker who had slipped and injured his knee whilst descending Middle Fell. Once on scene he was given analgesia, the leg was splinted and he was stretchered down to the road where the Ambulance took him to hospital.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Aug 2017 – Callout 66 in 2017

A walker fell at the summit of Scafell Pike and sustained a head & knee injury. Initially there was some concern regarding the walkers condition and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick attended and ferried team members up the hill. Once on scene the casualty was assessed by the team doctor and it was determined he …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 9th Aug 2017 – Callout 63 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was struggling to make progress whilst on the Piers Gill path descending from Scafell Pike. The walker was located by team members and after a quick assessment the walker was supported to walk off the mountain.

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