90 in 2011
Kirkfell Nose, Kirkfell
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During the annual Wasdale Show fell race (up and down Kirk fell Nose)  a fell runner in his late 40s fell, injured his ankle and sustained a puncture wound.  The team were alerted but were already attending a head injury incident on Scafell Pike.  The injured person was initially treated with ankle splinted and made comfortable on the fell side by first responders and fell running friends pending the arrival of a member of the team.  Members of the Duddon and Furness team (called in to assist the Scafell Pike Incident) arrived on scene administered further casualty care and carried the injured fell runner down the fell on a bell stretcher to a road ambulance at Wasdale Head.  12 team members involved and incident closed late evening – The Duddon and Furness team then went to assist with the carry down of the head injury casualty on Scafell Pike (see incident 61).   On the day, a further two young fell runners sufferred injuries which required steri strips/ bandaging etc and this was aided by Gosforth First Responders.


Incident started at 15:30 and ended at 18:00 making 2.5 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 18987 09640 (altitude 374 m). Total rescuer hours: 30