Low Water 25th January 2015 14:38hrs 1/2015


The rain had stopped but it was misty with strong gusts of wind.

A female walker had slipped on the wet slated track about 100 metres above Low Water, injuring her ankle. Low Water is a beautiful tarn from which the slopes of Coniston Old man rise to the ridge.

Two land rovers were utilised. The lady was easily located and immediately protected from the weather by an emergency shelter. On examination she had sustained a possible fracture to her ankle. She was given pain relief so that the ankle could be splinted, after which she was transferred on to the stretcher and made comfortable for the evacuation. The stretcher carry was fairly long and slow due to the rough stony and slippery conditions under foot. An ambulance was already waiting for her at the base and she was taken to Furness General Hospital.

12 Team Members responded to this call out which took just over 2 ¾ hours.


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