8 in 2023
Wastwater Screes
Other Agencies

The team was called today about a walker on the Screes path who had fallen and injured her ankle. It was called in to Cumbria Police by another couple who were passing. The Team Leader called the team out, and the team boat was mobilised. The advance foot party arrived on scene, assessed, provided pain relief and applied a splint to make her more comfortable. A short transfer was made to the boat, and then the walker was ferried to the other side of the lake in a well rehearsed manoeuvre. More team members were waiting there for another short journey to the land ambulance, and her onward transfer to hospital. We wish the walker a swift recovery and would like to thank the passing couple for their help.

Incident started at 12:50 and ended at 15:36 making 2.8 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY158052. Total rescuer hours: 56