Langstrath Valley (21)
Callout Date: 31/05/2020
Callout Time: 6:00 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS, Air Ambulance
At the end of another hot day Cumbria Police alerted us to a man with a broken femur at Black Moss Pot in the Langstrath Valley. An injury of this nature is serious so there was a full team call out and helicopter assistance requested. To ensure sufficient social distancing between the team three vehicles were dispatched and several members went direct to Stonethwaite. Whilst en route to Black Moss Pot we could see the injured man had already walked, with assistance, around 1km. As a broken femur was unlikely the air ambulance was stood down. Some pain relief was provided before the man continued to walk to one of the Keswick vehicles, which then drove him a short distance to an ambulance waiting at Stonethwaite.
23 team members – 1 hour 49 minutes