Birk Side, Nethermost Pike (38)

Callout Date: 22/05/2019
Callout Time: 9:36 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT

Whilst walking to a stream to fill a water bottle a female stepped into a hole and injured her ankle. Unable to walk she spent the next few hours in a valiant self rescue attempt. During this time she made some progress on the descent towards Wythburn car park at Thirlmere, but as it was getting dark she finally called for assistance. Two vehicles were dispatched and she was quickly located on the path below Comb Crags on Birk Side. Her ankle was splinted and she was then carried by stretcher to the car park. Her partner drove her to the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle for a check up.

20 team members – 2 hours

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