Helvellyn path above Swirls (124)
Callout Date: 29/12/2022
Callout Time: 11:19 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT
A 29 year old female was descending the Helvellyn to Swirls car park path when she slipped and went over on her ankle. Unable to weight bear she called her husband who was not out walking with her and he managed to call 999 and give a location near the Kings Head at Thirlspot. Unfortunately the vague description of the casualty location led to a bit of a goose chase and with no mobile signal in the valley it was not possible to clarify with the husband. Eventually the team found the casualty’s husband at Swirl’s car park who was then able to point the team in the right direction. Fortunately the casualty had made some new friends who had supported her as she hopped down the path. Many thanks to the passing walkers who helped out. The team (along with 3 MR team members from RAF Valley in Wales) then took over with an assessment, splint and stretcher carry to the car park from where her husband took her to hospital for an x-ray.
14 Keswick team members, 3 RAF Valley MR team members – 2 hours 1 minute