Callout Date: 04/02/2020
Callout Time: 3:42 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT
A young lady and her father were descending Barrow after having walked all the way around the Coledale Horseshoe when she went over on her ankle and heard/felt a popping sound. To have come so far and with the end in sight! They dialled 999 and asked for mountain rescue help. Two vehicles left the base and rushed to assist. After setting up a shelter against the very cold wind the team did an assessment before splinting the ankle and packaging her up for a stretcher carry. The lovely smooth grassy nature of the Barrow path meant that we were able to slide the stretcher on its skis the majority of the way down to the foot of the hill. The pair were then able to make their own way to Carlisle Infirmary for an x-ray.
17 team members – 1 hour 40 minutes