The team were called out early in the morning to a 55 year old man camping at Sprinkling Tarn with his two sons. He tripped while walking near the tarn during the night suffering a fracture to his lower left leg. Fortunately a deputy team leader from the team was working in the area and managed to call in the incident. With only 7 Keswick team members available, Cockermouth MRT were called in to help. The team parked at Seathwaite and arrived with the casualty around 0730. He was assessed and given analgesia and splinted and then carried down via the ‘sledge’ route back to Seathwaite where an ambulance crew met up with us and he was transferred. It’s a long stretcher carry, so we were particularly grateful to Cockermouth for helping us out again.
7 Keswick team members, 9 Cockermouth team members – 4 hours