Great Carrs 23rd September 2013 13:49hrs 36/2013

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The weather was mild, dry but misty on the tops.

A gentleman and his friend had climbed Coniston Old Man and walked along the ridge to Great Carrs when he started to feel unwell. A passing couple had telephoned for help. It was decided to approach the rescue from the northern side of the fell via Wrynose Pass and Wet Side Edge.  

Five members of the team including a SARDA dog, were initially deployed to carry up the equipment which may have been needed, whilst the remainder of the team followed a little later. The casualty was located and because he had rested, he declared he now felt well enough to walk slowly down. However, it soon became apparent that he was quite exhausted. He was stretchered down the fell which in itself was quite arduous due to the rough and slippy terrain. His condition was monitored during the carry. The North West Air Ambulance was able to land in the valley, so once we arrived at the Three Shires Stone, he was transferred to the landrover and driven to the helicopter for his onward journey to Preston Royal Infirmary.

The couple who had found the gentleman had assisted with this rescue too.

A total of 11 Team members attended this incident which took 4 ½ hours.

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