Dow Crag

Dow Crag

Incidents 2018

12:07 (Grid SD262977)

The summits were clear and hard snow still lasted in the gullies and shadowed areas of the fells.

The team were contacted by Cumbria Police (CUMPOL) to an incident concerning a man falling from near the top of South Rake on Dow Crag.

A full team call out was initiated almost instantly and two vehicles made their way towards the scene. The Great North Air Ambulance and a Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick also made their way to assist.

On arrival on scene it was clear that the man had sadly suffered life terminating injuries.

The team made safe the scene and evacuated the deceased gentleman back to the base.

This was a very serious incident and our thoughts and prayers are with the gentleman’s family and friends.

This call out involved 17 members of Coniston MRT, an Air Ambulance and a Coastguard Helicopter. It lasted just over 5 1/2 hours.

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