79 in 2023
Slight Side, Scafell
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In the second call of the afternoon a walker was reported to have suffered a suspected broken upper arm after a fall close to the summit of Slight Side. His friend had walked off the fell to raise the alarm. Due to the ongoing incident in Wasdale, more team members were needed in case of the extended stretcher carry and so our friends at Duddon and Furness MRT were asked to be on standby for that.
However, the Wasdale party had not long set off on foot from Eskdale, when the welcome sound of the helicopter was heard. Coastguard helicopter R199 from Prestwick had been was able to attend, and then was able to land close by and retrieve the grateful walker. This saved the casualty time with much discomfort from a painful injury with a stretcher carry. Both Duddon and Wasdale teams were then able to stand down. We wish the walker a quick recovery.
Many thanks to the crew of Rescue 199 and Duddon and Furness MRT once again.

Incident started at 14:43 and ended at 18:20 making 3.6 hrs in total. There were 21 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY210050. Total rescuer hours: 76