Sour Milk Gill, Seathwaite (16)

Callout Date: 06/03/2022
Callout Time: 10:03 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS

Another day, another ankle….. Two people had just reached the top of the steep path by the side of Sour Milk Gill in Borrowdale en route for Green Gable and beyond. The female slipped on a smooth wet rocky slab and went over badly on her ankle. She was unable to weight bear so the team were alerted eventually from the phone box in the valley. Once on scene a team doctor assessed the lady’s ankle and pain relief was given before splinting the leg and loading her onto the stretcher for the difficult carry down the steep path. The descent was difficult and slow but controlled using a combination of manpower and rigging from rocks and trees to safeguard the casualty. At the bottom she was transferred to an awaiting ambulance which took her to Carlisle for treatment.

16 team members – 3 hours 5 minutes

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