Incidents — Leg Injury

Penny Hill, Eskdale – Sat 8th Jun 2019 – Callout 20 in 2019

Weather : Clear

Team called this evening for a walker who’d taken a tumble off a crag and sustained leg and pelvic injuries. NWAS Paramedics were already on scene providing casualty care. Team helped to package the casualty and then move them down the slope to where the Coastguard Helicopter was waiting to take the …

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Esk Hause – Thu 30th May 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker who’d torn their quad muscle and could no longer walk. Due to their position and intended location the call was passed to Keswick MRT to deal with.

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Scoat Fell – Fri 25th Jan 2019 – Callout 4 in 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers, one of whom had become incapacitated due to severe leg cramps and could no longer walk. It was originally difficult to phone the group back to determine a precise position so a search was started. In view of the location and amount of ground to …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Wed 26th Sep 2018 – Callout 52 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who whilst descending the main Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike had pulled a muscle and could no longer walk. They were carried down to Brackenclose by the team.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 23rd Sep 2018 – Callout 51 in 2018

Team called for a party who’d become stuck on the Wasdale Screes path. They were located by team members on foot then taken across the lake in the team’s boat.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 26th Aug 2018 – Callout 42 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a walker who’d injured their leg after being hit by falling rocks when walking along the path on the far side of the lake. The walker was given pain relief and the leg was splinted at the scene then they were evacuated using the team’s boat to an ambulance …

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Egremont – Thu 28th Jun 2018 – Callout 31 in 2018

We were called by NWAS to assist one of their crews help move a casualty with an ankle injury from an off road location near the skateboard park in Egremont back to their ambulance.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 24th Feb 2018 – Callout 4 in 2018

The team was called for a walker with a leg and chest injury sustained after taking a slide on frozen snow whilst descending Scafell Pike above Lingmell Col. The walker was assessed on scene by the crew from the Great North Air Ambulance and team members and then flown to hospital.

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 7th Oct 2017 – Callout 85 in 2017

Whilst we were walking off from the previous job we were called again by Police about 2 walkers who had split off from a larger group and become lost, somewhere on Scafell Pike. One also reported they had hurt their leg and were struggling to walk. As we were dealing with the earlier incident the …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 16th Sep 2017 – Callout 76 in 2017

Not long after the previous job was passed to Keswick, the team leader took a call for a walker who had slipped while descending the Brown Tongue path and sustained a broken ankle. Once on scene the team Doctor administered pain relief, the casualty was packaged up and stretchered down to Brackenclose and passed to …

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