Low Water 27th December 2017 13:36hrs 38/2017
It was a sunny but cold afternoon with freezing icy conditions under foot.
We were called to the aid of a male walker who had slipped on icy snow on his descent of the Old Man of Coniston. We were informed he had dislocated his knee.
Whilst the Team made their way to the incident, another Team Member who was already on the fell, was able to locate the casualty and assist with shelter and warm clothing. On arrival, the gentleman was given pain relief and his knee was manipulated back into position before being splinted.
He was then stretchered down to Saddlestone Quarries where the North West Air Ambulance had arrived to evacuate him to Furness General Hospital.
In total, 12 members attended this call out which took 2 1/2 hours.