38 in 2017
Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale
Other Agencies

We were called by Police about a young man who had fallen at the swimming pools in the River Esk near Lingcove Bridge and dislocated his shoulder. The injury was reduced on scene by the team doctor after which the man was taken by stretcher to a waiting ambulance at Brotherilkeld. We were joined by our colleagues from the Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team for the carry down.

Incident started at 17:34 and ended at 21:30 making 3.9 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 227 036 (altitude 185 m). Total rescuer hours: 55