Birk Side, Helvellyn (89)
Callout Time: 12:53 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT
In low cloud and often drizzly conditions two males were descending Helvellyn towards Wythburn Church, one had recently recovered from a dislocated elbow and had been encouraged out by his mate to improve his fitness. Unfortunately the same man slipped on wet grass and heard his ankle snap. Passers by gave him some pain relief and called 999 to ask for Mountain Rescue. On arrival the team examined and splinted the man’s leg then stretchered him down to a team vehicle on the forest road above the church. He was then driven around to their car at Wythburn car park and advised to go to Carlisle hospital for an x-ray.
15 team members – 2 hour 46 minutes