Callout Date: 10/07/2023
Callout Time: 6:00 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, GNAAS, Cockermouth MRT, Coastguard helicopter, NWAS
While the team were re-packing kit after the last incident another call came in for a group of Scouts on the path between Robinson and Hindscarth. One was having an asthma attack, another was reported to be hypothermic, and another had a knee injury. Due to the severity of the incident Helimed 58 deployed but due to the strong winds had to abort. Assistance was also requested from Cockermouth MRT and the Coastguard helicopter. Keswick team arrived on scene and provided medication to the asthma sufferer, and warmed the other cold casualty. Coastguard helicopter R936 after some impressive flying in strong gusty conditions managed to land. The Scout group were loaded on board with a Keswick team member, and taken down to Gatesgarth Farm in the Buttermere valley where an ambulance took the asthma sufferer to hospital.
As the Keswick and Cockermouth team members descended another spell of heavy rain rolled in. Thankfully with the support of R936 the potential of a long multiple casualty stretcher descent in grim conditions was avoided.
21 Keswick team members & 11 Cockermouth team members – 3 hours 40 minutes