83 in 2017
Corridor Route, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

We were called out by North West Ambulance Service for a walker on the corridor route who had stumbled and badly hurt her ankle. Due to the location and possible complications with the injury a coastguard helicopter was requested and Rescue 199, the new AW189 from Prestwick attended. They lowered their paramedic winch-man onto the hillside just as the first team members arrived on scene. The ankle was splinted and 15 minutes after the aircraft arrived they winched the injured lady off the hill and took her straight to the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle. Many thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT who came in support had the helicopter not been able complete.

Incident started at 14:54 and ended at 19:35 making 4.7 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY216080 (altitude 675 m). Total rescuer hours: 66