42 in 2024
Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike
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Another call was received yesterday from Cumbria Police about a second walker, whilst callout 41 was in progress a short distance away. He had also tripped and fallen, this time close to Scafell Pike summit. Again facial injuries were reported, this time initially with drowsiness. As the teams were already responding for the first callout, they were diverted also to this call, with additional numbers requested from work and home.
Helicopter support initially looked unlikely, then Helimed 08 from Blackpool and Coastguard Rescue 936 from Caernarfon both lifted to support. Helimed 08 was first on scene and was able to assess, treat and the transfer the casualty into the helicopter. Fortunately the injuries were not assessed to be too serious and the walker was flown to the valley and then helped to his accommodation at the Wasdale Head Inn for further recuperation and care from the staff. Team members returned to the valley and stood down. We wish the gentleman a speedy recovery.
Thanks to both helicopter crews for their help, the transfer down from Helimed 08 saving a long stretcher carry for the teams.

Incident started at 13:22 and ended at 16:56 making 3.6 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY215072. Total rescuer hours: 65