28 in 2024
Scafell Pike
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We were called yesterday afternoon by Cumbria Police regarding a walker who had fallen a sustained a very painful shoulder injury.
A full callout was made and additional helicopter support was requested due to the nature of the injury, weather conditions and length of time it would take for the team to reach the walker. Duddon and Furness MRT was also asked to support with a possibility of a long stretcher carry.
The Helimed 58 crew was able to get onto scene relatively quickly and give treatment and strong pain relief, however, evacuation by air was unachievable due to weather conditions. The walker was therefore carefully packaged into stretcher by the MR teams and given further pain relief to allow a sledge, wheel and carry back down to the valley floor.
A handover was given to the awaiting land ambulance before the walker was taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he is back on the fells soon.

Incident started at 13:40 and ended at 19:50 making 6.2 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY211074. Total rescuer hours: 99