Sail (58)

Callout Date: 08/08/2019
Callout Time: 3:57 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Coast Guard Helicopter

While a search for a potential crashed paraglider on Latrigg was concluding the police alerted us to a call from a walker who had slipped and badly injured his ankle close to the summit of Sail. The Coast Guard helicopter which was supporting the search on Latrigg was diverted to Sail and lowered the winch man to treat the casualty. The helicopter then returned to Crow Park in Keswick and picked up team members to help with the evacuation. The injured person was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle and the team members accompanied the casualty’s friend back to Braithwaite.

Many thanks to Coast Guard Rescue 936 for their support.

12 team members – 3 hours 25 minutes

Latrigg (57)
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