Park Fell 5th January 17:29hrs 1/2016


The weather was dry and cloudy.

This call out was initially sent to Langdale and Ambleside MRT but due to its location, was transferred to Coniston.

We were asked to go to the assistance of a female walker who had slipped whilst walking with her husband on the bridleway which runs from the North end of Tarn Hows towards Skelwith. Her energetic dog may have played some part in this incident! She had hurt her knee and unable to walk.

Two land rovers were deployed, and team personnel commenced their approach to the casualty from different ends of the bridleway. One team member who lived relatively close by, was helped to check another bridleway by a local farmer, who then transported him as close to the casualty as possible, after she was located. The lady was assessed and made comfortable, and then given pain relief whilst her leg was splinted. She was stretchered off the fell down to the land rover for the short road journey to the waiting ambulance. She was taken to Furness General Hospital.

In total 14 Team Members attended this call out which took 2 hours.

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