The weather was showery and cold, and some of the showers were heavy with hail.
A male walker had slipped on wet grass at Eddy Scale, an area near the Bannishead/Tranearth Quarries above Torver. He had a suspected fracture to his left leg.
Fortunately, the Great North Air Ambulance was able to land fairly close by and attend to the casualty, and as such, they were already on scene when the team arrived. The walker was already splinted and ready for the short stretcher carry to the helicopter. The paramedics confirmed a possible fracture to both the gentleman’s tibia and fibula. He was soon airlifted to Furness General Hospital.
In total 13 team members responded to this call out, which due to the location and availablity of the GNAA, only took 1 3/4hrs