Old Man of Coniston

Old Man of Coniston

15:12 (Grid SD 273 978)

The skies were heavy with rain.

The team was contacted by Cumbria Police (CUMPOL) to an incident on the Old Man of Coniston. A young lady was unable to continue her walk from Eskdale YHA to Hollyhow YHA in the village due to an injury concerning her knee.

A full team call out was initiated and the team members made way to assist the young lady down from the Fell.

Once on scene the lady’s leg was splinted and she was stretchered down off the fell to Bursting Stone Quarry to the waiting land rovers.

Once at the base the young lady was transferred into the care of paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). They took her to Furness General Hospital in Barrow for further treatment.

This call out involved 12 team members and lasted 3 hours.

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