Incidents — Leg Injury

Lords Rake, Scafell – Sat 12th Oct 2019 – Callout 52 in 2019

We were called by NWAS about reports of 2 walkers hit by rockfall in Lords Rake, one sustaining a head injury and the other leg injuries. With the possibility of a serious incident the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick also attended and our colleagues in the Duddon and Furness Team were also contacted. Team members met …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/lords-rake-scafell-sat-12th-oct-2019/

Wasdale Head, Wasdale – Sun 25th Aug 2019 – Callout 43 in 2019

Weather : Hot & Sunny

We were called by Police about a walker who’d slipped whilst descending the Mosedale path near Wasdale Head and injured their lower leg. A team member who was already on the fell arrived and assessed the injury. Once the team arrived the limb was splinted and the walker carried down …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/sun-25th-aug-2019/

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/penny-hill-eskdale-sun-9th-jun-2019/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/esk-hause-thu-30th-may-2019/

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scoat-fell-fri-25th-jan-2019/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/brown-tongue-scafell-pike-wed-26th-sep-2018/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/wastwater-screes-sun-23rd-sep-2018/

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/wastwater-screes-sun-26th-aug-2018/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/egremont-thu-28th-jun-2018/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-sat-24th-feb-2018/