Dow Crag

Incident 54 of 2022
11/12/22, 12.13, Dow Crag, SD262975
It turned into a sunny but cold day, with the Coniston fells among the snowiest in the Lakes. Cumbria Police called us about a male walker who had collapsed close to the summit of Dow Crag and was in cardiac arrest. Various MRT members were in the vicinity, along with two local doctors, and CPR was commenced. We despatched two Land Rovers with snow chains up the Walna Scar track, walking up from the rock step where the Landies have to stop. Rescue 199, a Coastguard AW189 helicopter based at Prestwick, was tasked to assist, and was on-scene before our team arrived.
Unfortunately, the gentleman did not recover, and R199 flew him down to Coniston for transfer to our base. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this sad time.
12 members from Coniston MRT were involved, 2 from Duddon and Furness MRT, 2 from Bolton MRT, some other walkers and the 2 doctors. Thanks to all, and to the R199 crew who saved the team a long carry-out. The incident took 3.5 hours.