Low Snab Farm, Newlands (28)
Callout Date: 23/04/2022
Callout Time: 2:20 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Assoc.
Top tip: If you are going to have an accident try to be within sight of a rescue team! A 48 year old man was nearing the end of his day of training for the local 10 in 10 challenge when he slipped on a wet patch of ground below Goldscope Mine and fell sustaining an injury to his ankle. The Lake District Mountain Rescue Dog Association happened to be training close by and were able to quickly come to his assistance. The dog handlers, all members of different Lakes teams, were able to assess and splint the ankle and offer reassurance to the casualty whilst waiting for Keswick team to arrive. Once on scene a stretcher was assembled and the man loaded on for possibly the world’s shortest stretcher carry to the Land Rover, all of 30m! The man was taken to Keswick’s Cottage Hospital to await an ambulance for onward transfer to Carlisle Infirmary. The exhausted (!) team members returned to base for a well-earned cup of tea and a biscuit!
10 team members – 1 hour 45 minutes