Incident
3 in 2012
Type
Location
Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies
Diagnosis

Hand over hand down Lingmell Nose

Hand over hand down Lingmell Nose

Plenty of rescuers needed on the steeper sections

Plenty of rescuers needed on the steeper sections


The team were called out by the police to assist a female fell walker with a suspected broken ankle. She was descending from the summit of Scafell Pike when she suffered a stumble fall just above Lingmell Col. One of our team leaders, who was already on the fell, gave casualty care before the arrival of the rest of the team. The casualty was given analgesia and her leg was splinted before the stretcher carry (and sledge) down to Backenclose via Lingmell Nose. We were very grateful to have the assistance of 12 members of Duddon and Furness MRT for the carry down.
About to lift the stretcher over the narrow bridge almost at Brackenclose

About to lift the stretcher over the narrow bridge almost at Brackenclose

Crossing the stile on Lingmell Nose

Crossing the stile on Lingmell Nose

Incident started at 15:15 and ended at 20:30 making 5.3 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21086 07656 (altitude 776 m). Total man hours: 85

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