Langstrath Valley (24)

Callout Date: 27/03/2022
Callout Time: 3:04 pm
Agencies Involved: GNAAS, Keswick MRT

A father and son were rock climbing on one of the outcrops above Black Moss Pot. Whilst leading the son pulled on a large flake which detached from the main cliff causing him to fall. During the fall the loose rock caused injuries to the son’s head and ankle. Fortunately the rope and climbing protection prevented the man hitting the ground. The father lowered his son to the base of the climb and both of them tried to shuffle down the hill side to summon the help of people at Black Moss Pot. As mobile reception is non-existent in Langstrath a person ran down to the Langstrath Inn to use the public phone to call the emergency services.

In the meantime a family, on a Mother’s Day walk, went to help and provided excellent first aid support. Helimed 58 from the Great North Air Ambulance Service deployed and landed close to the casualty. After further treatment Keswick team stretchered the casualty to the helicopter which then airlifted him to hospital at Carlisle.

15 team members – 2 hours 36 minutes

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