Calfhow Pike (24)

Callout Date: 09/03/2024
Callout Time: 2:36 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Penrith MRT

A female walker slipped injuring her ankle whilst descending east down the wet path from Calfhow Pike between Clough Head and Great Dodd. Keswick team were able to drive along the rather rough Old Coach Road to Mariel Bridge from where they followed the sponge-like path alongside Mosedale Beck to the casualty and her friend who were sheltering from the wind in a hollow. The woman’s ankle was splinted before she was stretchered back to the team Landrovers. Then two were then driven back to their vehicle so they could make their own way to hospital.

Thanks to helimed who lifted but aborted early due to low cloud and to Penrith MR who set off to assist but were not required on this job. As this incident was closing we were advised of another incident in Borrowdale (Rescue 25) so the team  went immediately on to that incident.

14 team members – 2 hours 24 minutes

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