Coniston Old Man 22nd August 2015 14:39hrs 43/2015

Coniston Old Man 22nd August 2015

After a damp misty start to the day, the afternoon turned sunny and dry but quite humid.

The Team was asked to go to the assistance of a male walker who was said to have collapsed with fatigue whilst following the main tourist track up to the top of the Old Man. 

All three Land Rovers left the base to attend to this call out. By using the Sarloc system, the exact location of the casualty was soon identified and team members found the party of walkers easily. The gentleman had already been made comfortable by passing walkers. He was assessed and at the time deemed fit to proceed down the fell side with assistance. However it was later decided to stretcher carry him for the final     steep descent for his own well being. A land ambulance was waiting at the Base. They carried out various checks on the casualty before releasing him as being well enough to return to his family group.

A total of 16 Members attended this incident which took 3 hours.


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