Castle Crag (33)
Callout Time: 1:22 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, GNAAS
A man in his 70s walking with his wife slid and tumbled on wet and loose scree whilst descending Castle Crag in Borrowdale. This resulted in cuts and bruises above one eye along with cuts and a half grapefruit-sized haematoma on his forearm. Not knowing the severity of the man’s head injury they wisely called for mountain rescue assistance. Two vehicles with team members attended and, as a precaution, the Great North Air Ambulance was asked to attend. Team members assessed the man’s injuries and patched him up. In the end he had recovered enough to be able to walk himself off with assistance. The helicopter was stood down and we made our way down the main path to the vehicles. The man was transferred to his own car and was then taken to hospital by his wife for a check over.
15 team members – 1 hour 38 minutes