Above Cove Bridge / Walna Scar 21st January 2012 11:29hrs (3/2012)

Coniston had suffered galeforce winds over night which were continuing during the day in unexpected heavy gusts.

Unfortunately a female walker was blown onto some rock whilst walking near Goatswater. Her walking companions were able to assist her to the Walnar Scar track. However as she had sustained a head injury and was suffering from concussion the team was called out. This was mainly because due to the location, an ambulance was unable to get close enough. She was given oxygen at the scene.

Fortunately, the air ambulance was able to attend and after some excellent flying in poor conditions, the casualty was airlifted to Furness General Hospital.