Old Man Of Coniston

Old Man Of Coniston

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It was a warm and cloudy afternoon when we were asked by CUMPOL (Cumbria Police) to assist a female suffering from severe cramp in her legs by the summit cairn of the Old Man. Her companions had given her some electrolyte drink and quinine before we arrived, and we gave her some Entonox for the pain. She eventually felt well enough to be helped down the hill to our waiting Land Rovers at Bursting Stone Quarry. Paramedics from a land ambulance met us back at base, and assessed her as not needing further treatment, so she was able to depart with her walking companions.

This callout involved 11 team members and lasted 2hrs 15mins.

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