Callout Date: 11/04/2023
Callout Time: 5:06 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT
A party of walkers were descending back to Seathwaite from Scafell Pike when one of the party slipped and injured her ankle. Due to poor mobile reception in this area one of the group descended to Seathwaite farm to raise the alarm. Whilst waiting for Keswick team to assist the casualty made progress down the hill with the aid of passing walkers. When they got to Stockley Bridge they made use of a gate as an improvised stretcher and continued on until the Keswick team arrived. Pain relief was provided and the ankle splinted. She was then carried, with our usual stretcher, to their car for onward transfer to hospital. In the meantime the gate was taken back to Stockley Bridge, put back on its hinges and is in fine working order.
23 team members – 2 hours 34 minutes