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Napes, Great Gable
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A call was received from North West Ambulance Service about a walker who had taken a tumble after a rock fell and landed on his arm.
A full callout was made. With the prospect of a very difficult stretcher evacuation, additional support was obtained from Duddon and Furness MRT and also Cockermouth MRT, who happened to be in the area training in Piers Gill. Air support was also requested, and Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 was tasked.
As all MR teams were mobilising, the good news was received that the walker had been able to be assessed and winched from the scene by the helicopter crew, thus saving time and significant energy from the three teams.
We wish the walker a swift recovery from his injuries. Thanks to all teams for their support.

Incident started at 14:26 and ended at 18:33 making 4.1 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY208101. Total rescuer hours: 41