Mousethwaite Comb (66)

Callout Date: 12/06/2024
Callout Time: 11:14 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Coast Guard R936, GNAAS, NWAS

An elderly man involuntarily performed around 75m-worth of backwards tumbling roly polys after he fell from the Mousethwaite Comb path, coming to rest in the gill below. Due to the length of fall and location the coastguard was tasked as a winch extraction was thought to be required. The man’s companions and two passing walkers who had raised the alarm looked after the gentleman until the team arrived. A medical assessment showed fortunately the very stoic casualty to be less badly injured than first feared. The Coast Guard were then stood down, many thanks to R936 and GNAAS for responding. The casualty was then stretchered/sledged down to the road where further checks were carried out before being transferred to Carlisle Hospital by land ambulance.

12 team members – 2 hours and 26 minutes

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