16 in 2021
Wastwater Screes
Other Agencies

The team leader was alerted by Cumbria police of a lady with a reported broken leg/ankle on the lakeside screes footpath by Wastwater.
A spotter was sent to the roadside to try and pin point the location with binoculars and the team boat was launched to find the casualty. Once the team medics were on scene there were concerns about other serious injuries so the air ambulance was called for.
The casualty was stabilised, given pain relief, packaged onto a stretcher and moved by boat to the other side of the lake where the air ambulance took the lady to hospital.
We wish the lady a speedy recovery.

Incident started at 11:55 and ended at 16:36 making 4.7 hrs in total. There were 22 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY1583505172. Total rescuer hours: 103