Hall’s Fell, Blencathra (2)

Callout Time: 5:23 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Coast Guard Helicopter, Penrith MRT

Just before Keswick team’s scheduled weekly training evening we received a callout from a fell runner reporting his companion had a ‘delirious episode’ whilst descending Hall’s Fell on Blencathra and was unable to continue down to the valley. With no mobile phone, he left his companion in a bivi bag in order to descend to summon help. Keswick team responded quickly, climbed up to the casualty, assessed and provided medical attention. A Coast Guard helicopter was requested for speed due to likely risk of hypothermia. Many thanks to Rescue 936 from Caernarfon who attended and winched the casualty from the ridge for onward transport to hospital. Many thanks also to Penrith MRT for responding in support.

24 Keswick team members, 2 Penrith MRT – 3 hours 8 minutes