9 in 2022
Little Narrowcove, Scafell Pike
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The team was alerted by Cumbria Police regarding two males who needed assistance after spending an unplanned night on the fell. One was struggling in particular due to a leg injury and was becoming very cold. Due to the risks to the casualties, remote location and the potential for a long and arduous stretcher carry, helicopter assistance was requested. Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 attended and tried to access the location of the casualties in Little Narrowcove but was thwarted by high winds and turbulence. They then proceeded to help the team hugely by uplifting many team members and a large amount of equipment to Ill Crag, from which they could get to the casualty site much quicker.
On arrival, both casualties were assessed with one able to walk off the fell after some rewarming and refuelling. The other was packaged carefully into a stretcher and after a very difficult carry to the valley bottom, both casualties were transferred into the helicopter for onward transport to hospital.
Many thanks once again to Rescue 199, Duddon and Furness MRT and Keswick MRT, who had also deployed team members with additional equipment.

Incident started at 08:00 and ended at 17:48 making 9.8 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 218 072. Total rescuer hours: 196