117 in 2023
Mickledore, Scafell Pike
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A call was received yesterday afternoon from Cumbria Police. A walker was reported to have fallen whilst scrambling, injured his knee and was now not able to walk.
After some difficulty in being able to make direct contact to ascertain the exact location and circumstances, a full callout was made. Due to slightly low numbers assistance was requested from Duddon and Furness MRT. Members from Bowland and Pennine MRT also happened to be on the hill and nearby so kindly offered their assistance.
Once team members were on scene, a full medical assessment was made, and it was decided that due to the mechanism of injury (a tumble fall of 20m), and a long and difficult stretcher carry out to a road head, helicopter assistance was required. Helimed 58 duly responded and was able to land on flat ground near Pulpit Rock. Attempts to get closer were thwarted by gusty winds. As such, an energy sapping uphill carry was still required, with helicopter medics in attendance, after which the walker was flown to hospital for further assessment and treatment. We wish the walker a swift recovery, and massive thanks to all other MR teams that helped. Thanks also to the Helimed team for getting as close as they could in difficult conditions and terrain. Some fantastic multi-team working once again.

Incident started at 14:09 and ended at 20:55 making 6.8 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY210068. Total rescuer hours: 116