Goats Hawse 26th July 14:22hrs 35/2016

Goats July 2016

The weather was warm though showers were expected in the afternoon. The fell tops were covered now and again with cloud.

The team were contacted by CUMPOL due to a lady slipping and severely injuring her ankle on her way down from the Old Man of Coniston to Goats Hawse.

A full team call out was made. Due to the location of the incident and the short supply of team members we contacted DFMRT (Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team) for there assistance. We also contacted the ambulance air desk for there help also.

The first team set off while the second vehicle waited for more team members who were on route.

The casualty was soon located and details and initial assessment were carried out by ourselves until the Helimed paramedics attended. The helicopter had to land a short distance away due to the changing weather.

After the casualties ankle had been splinted she was placed on the stretcher in the casualty bag for her journey to the helicopter.

As we were about to set off we met up with some more of Coniston MRT members who could help carry some kit and help stretcher. DFMRT soon arrived and they also helped with the evacuation.

The casualty was soon transferred to the waiting helicopter for her onward journey to Furness General Hospital in Barrow.

In total 9 team members from Coniston MRT and 13 team members from DFMRT attended this rescue which lasted just over 4 hours.

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