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Seatallen – Sat 27th Jun 2015 – Callout 28 in 2015

Our third callout of the day was to deal assist a fell runner who had fallen some 70 metres near the summit of Seatallan. Since we were already committed to the Great Gable incident, Duddon and Furness MRT dealt with this one for us.

The casualty was located with the help of SARLOC, treated and loaded into a stretcher before being carried to below the cloud base, where a RN helicopter could get in and evacuate to hospital. During this operation the cloud closed in again and the helicopter had a very difficult time getting off the hill and below the cloud base. Great work by the pilot.

The team were called out again last night, initially to help Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team with an injured man on Great Gable. On Route though we were diverted to help a fell runner who had fallen some 70 metres near the summit of Seatallan, whilst Wasdale and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team dealt with the Great Gable incident. The casualty was located with the help of SARLOC, treated and loaded into a stretcher before being carried to below the cloud base, where a RN helicopter could get in and evacuate to hospital. During this operation the cloud closed in again and the helicopter had a very difficult time getting off the hill and below the cloud base. Great work by the pilot.

Posted by Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team on Sunday, 28 June 2015

Incident Type
Location Seatallen
Other Agencies ,
Injuries

Incident started at 20:18 and ended at 00:00 making 3.7 hrs in total. There were 4 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 14351 08386 (561m). Total man hours: 15

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/seatallen-sat-27th-jun-2015/