Great How Crags

Incident 28 of 2023:-
16/06/23, 16.20, Great How Crags, NY272001
On another hot and sunny day, a paraglider had an issue with his parachute and spiralled into the top of Great How Crags, hurting his neck. Helimed 08 from Blackpool was able to land close and commence treatment, but they do not have the manpower for a stretcher-carry, hence we were called by Cumbria Police to assist. Two Land Rovers went to the Levers Water dam, and the team hiked up via Levers Hause to the incident scene from there. We assisted the paramedics in loading the casualty onto their scoop stretcher and carried him to the helicopter. He was then flown to Preston Hospital for further treatment, while we carried his gear down the hill along with all our own kit.
13 volunteer team members attended for 3 hours 10 minutes, and a big thank you to the lady who stopped to help him and was still there when we arrived.