Coniston Fells 7th January 2014 13:35hrs 1/2014

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The weather was mild but drizzly at times, with low cloud and mist in places.

The wind was gusting at approximately 40 to 50 mph.We were called out to a male walker who had slipped and injured his ankle which could possibly have been broken.

Initially the casualty’s location was given as South East of Steel Edge, Wetherlam. However, it was later confirmed that he was on the footpath below the Wetherlam ridge, near the quarries on the east side. Two land rovers drove to Tilberthwaite and the team made their way up the fell from there via Tilberthwaite Ghyll, one party setting off first with the First Aid Equipment, followed by other members bringing the rest of the evacuation equipment and torches. The gentleman was eventually located further up the valley below Lad Stones. He was given pain relief and his ankle was splinted. He was evacuated by stretcher via Hole Rake down through the Coppermines Valley. The casualty was taken to Furness General Hospital by NWAS.

14 personnel responded to this incident which took 3 hours.

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