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Team called yesterday evening for a walker who had slipped and fallen around 20m whilst ascending the steep ground to the left of Great Gully on Wasdale Screes. He was assessed on scene by the team doctor before being packaged for evacuation. In view of the possible injuries and difficult ground the S-92 helicopter from Caernarfon was requested and they winched the casualty from the scene before taking him to hospital. Many thanks to the Caernarfon crew for their skillful flying in a tricky location.

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Video of the winch from last nights rescue on the Screes.

Posted by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team on Sunday, 6 August 2017

Incident started at 19:32 and ended at 23:59 making 4.5 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY150 041 (altitude 213 m). Total rescuer hours: 68