63 in 2018
Lingmell Beck
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We were called by Police about a walker who had sustained an open fracture of the ankle whilst crossing the stream at Lingmell Beck. The injury was initially stabilised by a doctor who was part of their party. Once team members were on scene analgesia was provided and then due to the serious nature of the injury the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick also attended and took the casualty to Newcastle.

Incident started at 12:38 and ended at 16:00 making 3.4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY1958907440 (altitude 328 m). Total rescuer hours: 51