Above Low Water 11th February 2015 11.30hrs 3/2015

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The weather was damp with a heavy mist over the fells.

A male walker had slipped on ice whilst descending the tourist track from the Old Man of Coniston leading down to Low Water. He had a suspected dislocated shoulder and facial cuts and abrasions.

The casualty was easily located due to the assistance of some passing walkers with great care being required due to the ice in the area. He was checked over, given pain relief and a sling applied to help minimise movement of his shoulder and arm. The gentleman was then stretchered down to Windy Gap where he was transferred to the Great North Air Ambulance. He was taken to Furness General Hospital.

This incident was attended by 13 Team personnel and took 3hrs 20mins.

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