Old Man of Coniston

Incident 44 of 2022
01/10/22, 15.14, Old Man of Coniston, SD280981
Having been out training on the fell in the morning, we were called mid-afternoon by Cumbria Police to assist a woman who had fallen on the main track down from the Old Man, around Saddlestone Quarry. She was unable to walk due to an ankle injury. The casualty’s location was confirmed by our phone-finder function, and three Land Rovers were despatched to Windy Gap, and we walked the rest of the way.
The casualty was assessed and given pain relief. Her leg was splinted and the woman was put in our stretcher for the carry down. We loaded her into our converted ambulance Land Rover, and drove her to our base. There, she was transferred to her party’s minibus, for onward transport to Furness General Hospital.
15 volunteer members attended this incident, which lasted for 2 hours.