Tilberthwaite Gill 14th October 2017 11:53hrs 34/2017
It was a dry but cloudy morning with low lying mist and heavy winds on the fell tops.
The Team was called out by Cumbria Police to go to the assistance of a young female who had hurt her knee whilst scrambling in Tilberthwaite Ghyll. She had slipped on wet rock.
After speaking to a member of the Scrambling party we were informed a Party Leader was already helping the casualty down. Fortunately an RAF Mountain Rescue Team were in the vicinity and they headed up with a stretcher to meet them.
On arrival at the scene, it was clear a stretcher carry was inevitable. The young woman was given pain relief, her leg splinted, and then she was stretchered to the car park to await the ambulance. She was handed over and taken to Furness General Hosputal.
This call out involved 12 Coniston MRT members and 4 RAF team members which lasted just under 2 hours.