Incident No: 98
Call Out Date: 14/10/2018
Callout Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Sharp Edge, Blencathra
Agency Involved: Keswick MRT, Coastguard helicopter, GNAAS
A 21 year old woman was reported to have fallen 100ft from Sharp Edge at the difficult step along with her dog. A passing doctor had seen her fall but was unable to reach her. As the team were still at base following the earlier incident, 2 vehicles of members were quickly away and set off from Mousethwaite Combe. Because of the possible seriousness of her injuries, both the Great North Air Ambulance and the Coastguard helicopter, which has winching capability, were mobilised. GNAAS uplifted some team members closer to the casualty site to save time and they were quickly with her and able to assess her injuries which fortunately did not appear too serious. A team rigged from above on the Edge and lowered an attendant with vac mat and Tryomont bag for extraction by the Coastguard helicopter which was standing by on Bannerdale Crags. The lady was winched into the helicopter and her uninjured dog walked down with the team.
18 team members - 3 hours 40 minutes