- 55 in 2021
- Full Callout — Injured & Medical
- Wastwater Screes
- Sunny, Warm
- Knee Injury
- Boat, Cyclist
We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had sustained a knee injury on the lakeshore path on Wastwater.
The team had already planned a training exercise that evening using the boat in that area, and practicing extrication on the steep boulder fields.
The couple had been advised by more than one group that it was a suitable cycling route – we would disagree! – see photos. However, the injury was not sustained whilst cycling. The casualty was treated and transported across the lake by boat to a waiting ambulance.
Incident started at 17:01 and ended at 21:10 making 4.2 hrs in total. There were 21 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 155048. Total rescuer hours: 88