Bleaberry Fell (38)

Callout Time: 12:19 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, GNAAS

A group of medics were walking up Bleaberry Fell when one of their party, a 50 year old male, took a tumble off a crag sustaining serious injuries to his leg and wrist. If you are going to have an accident I recommend being with this group for their collective medical knowledge and experience. The downside was they had little in the way of medical equipment or drugs for such an eventuality so they called for mountain rescue assistance. Due to the serious nature of the injuries and the distance from the road we requested an air ambulance. Keswick team managed to drive a Landrover up behind Walla Crag to leave a shortish jog to the casualty location on the slopes of Bleaberry Fell. The Great North Air Ambulance was able to land on the hilltop about 200m above the casualty. The helimed team treated the man’s injuries and administered strong analgesia before we transferred him by stretcher to the helicopter.

10 team members – 2 hours 21 minutes

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