129 in 2023
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies
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We were called by both North West Ambulance Service and Cumbria Police about a walker with symptoms of a medical emergency. An immediate callout was made and also requests for air support due to the position of the casualty high up on Scafell Pike. Rapid mobilisation to the scene from Coastguard Rescue 199, Helimed 08 and Helimed 63 occurred.
However, the condition of the walker worsened whilst help was en-route, and despite all attempts by passing walkers and the helicopter crews in attendance he tragically did not survive.
Our thanks go to all agencies involved, and especially to the passing walkers. Our thoughts are with the walker’s family and friends, and all involved at this sad time.

Incident started at 10:20 and ended at 15:48 making 5.5 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY211075. Total rescuer hours: 72