The afternoon was sunny and warm, with clear skies.
We were called to help a lone gentleman who had fallen whilst scrambling on the crags frequenting the Great Carrs ridge, which lies to the furthermost north of Coniston Old Man. He had a possible dislocated shoulder.
The first team were soon able to identify the casualty’s location once they had arrived at Swirl Hawse, and traversed their way across to the buttresses. Fortunately an RAF Rescue helicopter had also been deployed and the gentleman was safely winched off the crags. He was flown to Carlisle Infirmary.
10 Team members attended this incident which took 3 ¼ hours.