14:36 (Grid SD 283 988)
It was a warm sunny day on the Coniston fells. CUMPOL (Cumbria Police) requested our assistance to a gentleman who had fallen, hitting his head whilst crossing Levers Water beck.
The location was given to us by CUMPOL who sent the informant a link that allows a GPS fix to be given on the exact location.
This link does need location services enabled, once approved by the informant or casualty we can obtain a precise location.
A full team callout was initiated and a small team initially left the base within minutes to arrive on scene very quickly as we could drive to the casualty’s location with the second vehicle following shortly after.
On arrival at the scene it was clear that some extremely good first aid had already taken place! The gentleman had a nasty cut to the head which was dressed and bandaged by a well prepared couple using their first aid kit. He was assessed and further treated on scene and then transferred to one of our vehicles to rendezvous with an Ambulance at the team base.
The incident lasted approx 1hr 50 minutes and was attended by 10 team members and two passers-by.