51 in 2023
Scafell Pike
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The team was called yesterday about a walker who had fallen and sustained a head injury and a suspected fractured wrist on the descent from Scafell Pike. A full callout was made, and due to slightly low numbers for a long carry additional support was once again requested and provided by Duddon and Furness MRT. As the team was ascending Helimed 08 became available and also responded. They were able to fly onto Lingmell Col and make the last part of the journey on foot to the casualty. They arrived first and treated the walker, before Wasdale team members arrived on scene and assisted her to the helicopter for the onward flight to hospital. Many thanks to the Helimed 08 crew and to Duddon and Furness MRT. We wish the walker a speedy recovery.

Incident started at 14:55 and ended at 18:57 making 4 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 214073. Total rescuer hours: 48