42 in 2011
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

Call from the police to rescue a 65 year old female walker who had fallen backwards and sustained a bad gash to the back of the head on a sharp rock.   The lady was accompanied by her son and their two dogs.  They had come up from the Old Dungeon Gill Hotel and were returning from the summit of Scafell Pike.  Their location was 50m to the south east of the summit.  Due to the head injury and age and condition of the casualty a Sea King helicopter was tasked from RAF Boulmer.  12 team members attended in very hot conditions and proceeded up the fell although the helicopter managed to evacuate the injured walker on their stretcher to Whitehaven hospital just before the first team members arrived on scene.  The son along with his two dogs was able to make his own way back to the car in Langdale.  Incident closed at 5.30 p.m. with all team members safely off the hill.

(42 man-hours)

Incident started at 14:05 and ended at 17:00 making 2.9 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21612 07244 (altitude 961 m). Total rescuer hours: 44

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