Low Rigg (75)

Callout Time: 2:52 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS

On a walk over the Riggs starting from Castlerigg Stone Circle a 78 year old lady was climbing down from a wall stile when the stone she was holding for support came away and she fell backwards onto the ground injuring her leg. An ambulance was called but because of the location mountain rescue was also asked to attend. On arrival the team administered pain relief and splinted the lady’s leg before stretchering her to the ambulance parked near St Johns in the Vale Church for onwards transfer to Carlisle Infirmary.

15 team members – 1 hour 30 minutes

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