Saddlestone Quarry

Saddlestone Quarry

Incident 18 of 2020:-
07/08/2020, 16:09, Saddlestone Quarry, SD281981
Summer had finally returned to the Lakes, and it was dry and very warm. A multi-family group was exploring the Saddlestone Quarries on the main route up to the Old Man of Coniston when one of the party stepped on a nail which penetrated her boot. Cumbria Police called us to assist, and a full team call-out was initiated. After assessment, it was decided that we would carry her off the hill with the boot and nail still in place. We stretchered her down to our Land Rover ambulance at High Brandy Crag, and then drove her down to the Fell Gate car park where her family were waiting. After giving her pain relief, her husband drove her to A&E for further treatment.
The incident took 1 hr 45 minutes and involved 15 volunteer members.

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