24 in 2023
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We were called today by Cumbria Police regarding two walkers who were reported to be on a steep scree slope on Kirk Fell. They were exhausted, becoming increasingly cold and one had a hand injury from a fall. A limited callout was quickly initiated to help.
Whilst en-route further information was received that one of the walkers was becoming more seriously affected by the cold, and so air support with winching capability was requested from the Coastguard. Rescue 936 from Caernarfon was tasked. Once on scene a medical assessment was performed before assisting with the winch into the helicopter. The casualty was flown to safety and then transferred to land ambulance for onward transfer to hospital. The team then escorted the other walker back down into the valley before returning to base to reset the vehicles. Many thanks to the Rescue 936 crew for their quick response once again.

Incident started at 14:56 and ended at 19:51 making 4.9 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 193100. Total rescuer hours: 59