Claife Heights 30th September 2015 17:42hrs 53/2015

Claife Heights 30.9.15

The weather was mild, dry with clear blue skies.

The team was asked to go to the aid of a male walker who had slipped on greasy rock whilst walking amongst Claife Heights, an upland area of forest and bracken to the west of Lake Windermere. He had reportedly dislocated his ankle.

Initially one land rover was deployed, whilst a few team members rendezvoused with the team at different places. The exact position of the gentleman was determined via the Mountain Rescue SARLOC system and he was therefore easy to  locate. After being given pain relief his ankle was attended to and splinted. The casualty was stretchered the short distance to the land rover and then driven back to the Base where an ambulance was waiting to take him on to Furness General Hospital. A second land rover had been dispatched to collect and return the remaining Team Members to the Base.

11 Team Personnel attended this incident which took just over 2 hours.


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