Hazel Bank, Rosthwaite (25)

Callout Time: 6:48 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS

On a damp and drizzly evening a group of four young Duke of Edinburgh Award males were descending Hazel Bank towards Rosthwaite in Borrowdale. One of the group, a 13 year old, slipped and put his arm out to break his fall resulting in an impressively fractured lower arm. Keswick team members arrived on scene, a team doctor gave strong analgesia before reducing (realigning) and splinting the arm. The unlucky young expeditioner was then stretchered down to an awaiting ambulance in the valley.

12 team members – 1 hour 52 minutes