Near Colwith

Incident 6 of 2022:-
23/03/2022, 13.15, near Colwith, NY332031
It was another lovely spring day, and a couple were walking the Cumbria Way when the woman slipped on steep ground and tumbled some 10 metres. The serious nature of her injuries and the difficult access called for a multi-agency response, with land ambulance, two air ambulances, Fire Service and mountain rescue all playing a part.
We set up a rope system to safeguard the stretcher as it traversed the steep muddy slope. With a full medical team in attendance, she was carefully put onto our stretcher and carried off the hill so that she could be treated more safely. A vacuum mattress was used to stabilise her neck and spine, and a pelvic binder to stabilise her pelvis. At this point, she was intubated. We then carried her on our stretcher to the Great North Air Ambulance (G-NHAD), which flew her to Preston Hospital as the best choice for her injuries.
9 volunteer team members attended, plus two from Langdale Ambleside MRT, and personnel from those other agencies listed above. Our callout lasted 2.5 hours.

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