Incidents — Illgill Head

Illgill Head – Fri 30th Mar 2018 – Callout 11 in 2018

In the second of two incidents today a young walker was reported to have ‘collapsed’ whilst walking on the path from Wasdale to Burnmoor Tarn. The Great North Air Ambulance also attended. The walker was assessed on the scene by team members and GNAA crew and then carried down to Brackenclose for the journey to …

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Illgill Head – Thu 26th Oct 2017 – Callout 95 in 2017

Thursday evening saw the ream called again after someone reported seeing a torch light plashing SOS above the Wasdale Head campsite. A local team member had already headed up the hill to investigate and soon reported back to the Team Leader there was a female with a broken ankle near the Ill Gill Head intake …

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Illgill Head – Sat 14th Feb 2015 – Callout 6 in 2015

We were called out by Cumbria Police to assist a female who had fallen and suffered a head injury on Illgill Head. The lady was treated on scene by the team and carried back to Wasdale Head. Thanks to Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team who assisted us with the stretcher carry!

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Illgill Head – Wed 15th Sep 2010 – Callout 54 in 2010

A group of 16 year old male apprentices and supervisor led by instructors, were descending from Illgill Head (Screes) summit when one of the young adults went over on his ankle, and he was unable to walk. 14 team members attended including a team doctor, casualty care and analgesia was given, the ankle splinted for …

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Illgill Head – Sat 17th Jan 2009 – Callout 5 in 2009

The team were called out to assist a 63 year old fell walker who had sustained a fractured ankle following a stumble fall on Illgill head above Wastwater (The Screes). He was treated on scene by the team doctors and stretchered down to a waiting ambulance to be transferred to Whitehaven hospital. A speedy response …

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Illgill Head – Sat 17th Nov 2007 – Alert

Team Leader phoned direct by Cumbria police. Incident handled by the Deputy Team Leader. Informant at Wasdale head campsite phoned 999 having got separated from walking partner on Illgill Head about 1:30 p.m. in poor weather (low cloud, strong squalls) conditions. He was concerned for his friend’s safety and had no mobile phone contact details. …

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