Incident 50 of 2022
19/11/22, 14.04, Above Beck Falls, SD292999
Most of the team’s Cas Carers were at base for a training day when we were called by Cumbria Police about a fallen fell-runner. He had slipped on descent from Wetherlam and his ankle would now not carry any weight. We despatched two Land Rovers into Coppermines Valley, and walked up to him from there.
He was assessed, pain relief given, and splinted. Because of the remote location and long carry-out, we asked for helicopter assistance and, fortunately, Helimed 58 from Langwathby (G-NHAE) was available to help. The fog/mist closed in on us, but we were able to carry the casualty down to the helicopter’s landing site and load him before flying out was impossible. The Helimed took him to Furness General Hospital for further treatment.
14 members attended this incident (including our Paramedic trainer on the day – thanks, Simon!), which lasted for 2 hours and 40 minutes.