Black Moss Pot, Langstrath (77)
Callout Date: 14/08/2022
Callout Time: 4:16 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, GNAAS, NWAS, Coast Guard
Black Moss Pot in upper Borrowdale was understandably very busy on this beautiful hot day. A 16 year old girl jumped into the pool, another person jumped in immediately after and landed on her head. The girl got herself out of the water with some help but with suspected serious head and neck injuries. In light of the potential seriousness of the incident Helimed 58 were tasked to the incident and as a precaution the Coast Guard were also tasked but were stood down once GNAAS Helimed 58 had arrived on scene. Keswick sent two vehicles with other team members going direct. The journey up the valley was made much slower and more difficult by some very inconsiderate roadside parking. The casualty was assessed on scene then stretchered to the helicopter and airlifted to Carlisle Hospital.
20 team members – 2 hours 22 minutes