Callout Date: 05/08/2022
Callout Time: 9:18 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS, GNAAS
A male mountain biker came off his bike near the top of Barrow above Braithwaite breaking his lower leg. By himself, getting cold in the fresh breeze and in a lot of pain he managed to call 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue assistance. On arrival the team provided shelter, a casualty bag and chemical heat blanket. Team medics meantime administered strong analgesia before splinting the leg. When sufficient team members had arrived the man was stretchered off the fell to an awaiting ambulance and a GNAAS doctor. Many thanks to the local fell running couple who assisted.
17 team members – 2 hours 22 minutes