Catbells (120)

Callout Time: 3:35 pm
Agencies Involved: keswick MRT

A man had joined his parents on a hike up Catbells. On descending, he slipped possibly breaking his ankle. The team attended in two vehicles. The casualty was quickly located a short distance above the road and two team doctors examined the injury. The ankle did not need reducing so pain relief was given and the ankle was splinted. The team then stretchered the casualty down to the roadside and arrangements were made for his parents to take him to hospital.

Whilst at hospital A+E, the casualty fell into conversation with a team member who had broken his ankle earlier that day having come off his scooter.

10 team members – 2 hours