35 in 2021
Mickledore, Scafell Pike
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We were alerted by Cumbria police about a male who had a head injury. The informant was at Mickledore but due to poor phone signal, the casualty location and severity of the injury was unknown. Accidents in this area are often serious.
It was not possible to talk to the informant, so a full callout was initiated and a coastguard helicopter with winching capability requested. Although the helicopter would not have been able to reach the casualty site because of cloud, the crew would have been able to give team members a lift up the hill as far as possible. This would have helped a great deal if a lot of heavy crag equipment was needed.
As the team were mobilising and the helicopter was en route, a call came in to say the team was no longer needed, so all assets were stood down.
Our thanks to the helicopter crew for their assistance.

Incident started at 07:46 and ended at 09:19 making 1.6 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY209068. Total rescuer hours: 21