Styhead Tarn (28)
Callout Date: 29/06/2021
Callout Time: 7:57 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Cockermouth MRT, Coastguard
A group was attempting to ascend Scafell Pike from Seathwaite, when one of them, a 29 year old male, went over on his ankle and heard a popping sound. The group dialled 999 and asked for mountain rescue help. Wasdale mountain rescue were tasked but were short of numbers so asked Keswick MRT for assistance. Keswick MRT were also struggling for numbers and asked Cockermouth MRT for extra support. Due to the remote location, Coastguard helicopter support was also requested.
The Coastguard helicopter was able to land close to the casualty, at Styhead tarn, beating the Keswick hill party by just a couple of minutes. The casualty was treated for his pain and his ankle splinted before being stretchered to the waiting helicopter for onward assessment at hospital.
Many thanks to Cockermouth MRT and Coastguard for their help.
12 Keswick members, 6 Cockermouth – 4 hours 23 minutes