Greenburn 23rd August 2014 21.26hrs 28/2014


Due to the time of the Call Out, it was dark. However, the night was dry and clear.

The incident was initially processed through Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team, but because of the location ie. Greenburn, it was transferred to Coniston. A DOE group was camping in the valley near the Greenburn Reservoir, which lies at the base of Wetherlam, bordering Little Langdale. Unfortunately a pan of boiling water was knocked over on to a young man’s leg causing a significant burn.

Whilst the team made their way to the wild campsite, one of the team members who lived close by was able to meet up with another member from Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team (The Peak District) who had been camping at the same spot. They assessed the situation and were able to pass on necessary information. The casualty was treated on scene and then stretchered to the waiting land rover. It was a long uncomfortable ride down the track back to the road but an ambulance was already waiting to transfer him to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

15 Coniston Team personnel and 1 from Woodhead MRT attended this incident which lasted 3 hours.

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