76 in 2023
Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike
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The team received a call this afternoon from Cumbria Police about a walker who had collapsed whilst descending Scafell Pike. A passing doctor was on scene and his concern was a serious heat related illness. Mountain Leaders on the hill called it in and also other members of the public were assisting.
The team were swiftly called out and also Helimed 58 responded quickly from Langwathby. Five Duddon and Furness MRT team members also just happened to be close by and responded quickly. The Helimed crew arrived first and assessed and treated the walker whilst the MR team members ascended as swiftly as possible in the heat. Once stabilised, the quickest evacuation route for the walker involved an uphill stretcher carry, and thanks to some skilful flying to relocate the helicopter by the H58 pilot the effort was significantly reduced. After the short carry the walker was transferred to the aircraft and then flown to hospital to continue his treatment.
All in all, a great team effort by members of the public and the teams involved to get the best outcome for the walker, and we wish him a swift recovery. Our thanks to all parties involved.

Incident started at 15:16 and ended at 19:14 making 4 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 200073. Total rescuer hours: 68