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Scafell Pike
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After a relatively quiet period, two calls were received from Cumbria Police on Thursday. The first call was about a walker who had fallen and injured his ankle, and appeared to be unable to bear weight on it. The location was close to the summit.
The team was called out and made their way up the valley. Due to low numbers, additional help from Duddon and Furness MRT was requested for a potential long stretcher carry. A further call was then received to say that the walker had also hit his head when he fell, but may be able to walk as he had recovered somewhat. This happily turned out to be the case, and the team met up with the walker descending at Hollow Stones. After a medical assessment, the walker then continued all the way to the valley floor. A good outcome for both the walker and the teams.

Incident started at 12:04 and ended at 17:13 making 5.2 hrs in total. There were 9 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY215072. Total rescuer hours: 47