Prison Band 14th August 2016 13:09hrs 37/2016
The Weather was dry but periodically cloudy. The Team was contacted by Cumbria Police regarding a lady who has slipped and sustained an ankle injury just below the Prison Band Path.
A Full Team Call Out was initiated by the Leader Group and given the extended and potentially complicated carry out a request was made from North West Ambulance Service to see if an Air Ambulance could be made available. Helimed 08 from North West Air Ambulance was tasked from Blackpool and was able to land near the Swirl How summit trig point.
Two members of neighbouring Duddon & Furness MRT were in the area and assisted making the lady Comfortable
The lady was treated by Paramedics from the Air Ambulance and Team members before being stretchered uphill to the Helicopter for the trip to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness