Callout Time: 3:24 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS
A call came in from Cumbria Police reporting a man with an injured ankle near Potts Gill close to Fellside in the northern fells ‘back of Skiddaw’ area. After confirming the location as being close to a drive-able track one vehicle with 5 team members set off from base to assist. The man was assessed and given pain relief before being stretchered down to the vehicle and then taken down to rendezvous with an ambulance at Fellside Farm.
It’s always good to hear back from casualties after a rescue and the man involved did just this after his release from hospital. He thanked the team for their professional and efficient approach, especially for allaying his feelings of embarrassment in having to call the team out – perfectly justified with a broken ankle we would say!
13 team members – 2 hours 36 minutes