We had just returned from a rescue at Levers Water when we were contacted by NWAS ( North West Ambulance Service) to an incident involving a young male having seizures while under the influence of narcotics.
The location of the casualty was given as the top of the Old Man of Coniston. Again a full team call out was initiated and team members again ascended the fell leaving the vehicles at Bursting Stone Quarry. Due to the reported position and condition of the casualty a Search and Rescue Helicopter had been requested through the correct channels. Every attempt had been made to contact the casualty party to no avail.
It soon transpired that the casualty was no where near the summit and was in fact down in the valley bottom in a barn at Tranearth. The base had managed to contact the casualty party and had also been contacted by a local farmer. Two team members who were back at base took 2 paramedics to the scene and the casualty was treated for his seizures and was taken to Furness General Hospital. The Search and Rescue Helicopter was stood down.
In total 15 team members attended this rescue which lasted just under 1 1/2 hours.