Uskdale Gap 10th September 2013 11:21hrs (32/2013)
The weather was dry and sunny with a slight breeze on the tops.
We were called to help a gentleman who had been walking as part of a large party on Holme Fell which is situated above Yew Tree Tarn to the north of the village. He had begun to suffer chest pains and nausea and was unable to continue.
Due to the possible seriousness of the casualty, the first landrover set off as soon the first three members arrived. They could then make their way to him as quickly as possible with the necessary equipment to make him comfortable. A second landrover set off shortly afterwards which then enabled the rest of the equipment to be taken up the fell. The North West Air Ambulance was also on its way to the scene and was able to land a short distance from the incident location. The gentleman was given pain relief by the team and once stabilised he was stretchered to the helicopter, which took him on to hospital.
11 members attended this call out which took 2 hours.