Scales Fell (52)

Callout Date: 05/06/2023
Callout Time: 11:28 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS

The third dislocated ankle fracture in a week. This time the unlucky man was ascending Scales Fell on Blencathra. After some strong pain relief the ankle was reduced and strapped in a leg splint before he was stretchered down the hill to an ambulance.

The team received a what3words coordinate in the original message which was near enough to be believable but far enough away to potentially cause a delay. Fortunately we were able to use Phonefind to confirm the casualty location so it wasn’t an issue this time.

10 team members – 3 hours 17 minutes


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