Colwith Force 16th May 2015 13:27hrs 22/2015


It was sunny and mild in the valleys, with intermittent cloud.

LAMRT (Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team) requested our assistance to help the North West Ambulance Service with the evacuation of an injured gentleman. They were already busy on another call out. The casualty had been walking along the Cumbria Way as it passes Colwith Force Waterfall, between Ambleside and Grasmere. He had slipped on wet grass and broken his ankle.

The Ambulance Service was already at the scene and had treated the walker with pain relief prior to splinting his leg. We stretchered him about 1/2mile to the waiting ambulance. Two land rovers had been deployed.

11 members attended this incident which took 1 3/4 hours .


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