Callout Date: 22/01/2023
Callout Time: 2:11 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, GNAAS
Whilst walking the path between Lord’s Seat and Barf a woman slipped and injured her ankle. Unable to weight bear her partner requested mountain rescue support. Two team vehicles were dispatched and were able to access the fire roads in Whinlatter to get quite close to the casualty location. Due to the risk of hypothermia in the cold conditions Helimed 58 from GNAAS launched but when it became clear that the casualty was close to the Whinlatter forest roads the air ambulance was stood down. The woman was provided pain relief, the ankle splinted, and she was sledged down hill on a stretcher to a Land Rover, which was re-positioned with the aid of snow chains, to a more convenient extraction point. The woman was then taken to her car and her partner drove her to Carlisle hospital for further treatment.
15 team members – 2 hours 19 minutes