In damp and slippery conditions a 9 year old boy wearing green wellies slipped whilst walking on High Rigg and landed on his hand apparently breaking both radius and ulna above the wrist. The team were on scene within an hour with one of our paramedics assessing the boy’s injury. The very stoic boy was happy to breath some Entonox to relieve his pain before his wrist was splinted. Rather than risk a further slip the team stretchered him down to the road to the waiting ambulance.
11 team members – 1 hour 27 minutes