Callout Date: 11/03/2023
Callout Time: 2:28 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, RAF MRT, Coast Guard Helicopter, NWAA
A group of six were descending Hind Gill above Seathwaite when one slipped and injured an ankle. As Keswick team were making their way up the steep path next to the gill Helimed 08 appeared but could not make a safe landing near to the casualty site and so returned to base. Once Keswick team reached the casualty the injured man was assessed, ankle splinted and packaged onto a stretcher. Due to a difficult and potentially dangerous stretcher carry down Hind Gill, or a long uphill haul a request was made for a winching helicopter. Whilst waiting for the helicopter the team were joined by three members of the RAF MRT and together the stretcher was dragged/carried a short distance up hill to a better landing area for the Coast Guard helicopter. The casualty was then airlifted to Seathwaite and taken by team vehicle to Longthwaite YH where he is staying, for onward transfer to hospital with his friends.
19 team members – 4 hours