Beckstones Gill, Barf (5)
Callout Date: 06/01/2023
Callout Time: 3:37 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Coast Guard R936, NWAS
A man in his 70s walking alone on the Beckstones Gill path on the side of Barf called 999 to report he was suffering from severe chest pain. The team responded quickly with two vehicles and other team members going direct. In light of the potentially serious nature of the man’s condition a Coast Guard helicopter was also requested. The man was found on the path a few hundred metres from the base of Barf. He was assessed and treated before being ‘packaged’ and carried off the hill on a stretcher. A land ambulance was waiting at the roadside but with the helicopter just minutes away this was the preferred option. Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 936 from Caernarfon was returning from a callout in Scotland and was able to land at Braithwaite Institute from where the casualty was collected and flown to Carlisle Infirmary accompanied by a team doctor for further treatment.
24 Team members – 2 hour 23 mins