Callout Time: 3:08 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT
Whilst descending the lower slopes of Robinson at the top of the Newlands Valley a 59 year old woman slipped on some mud and heard an ominous crack in her ankle. A member of her party called 999 and asked for Mountain Rescue assistance. Two vehicles were quickly deployed from the Keswick base and are able to drive close to the casualty. A team paramedic assessed the injury, analgesia was administered and the ankle splinted before loading the lady onto a stretcher for the relatively short carry down to one of the team vehicles. The casualty was then driven to where the party had left their vehicle, she was transferred into their own car for onward travel by the lady’s husband to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
14 team members – 1 hour 42 minutes