Sourmilk Gill (30)

Callout Date: 14/04/2023
Callout Time: 12:03 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Coast Guard Helicopter

The team were called out when an elderly couple walking the C2C failed to turn up at their accommodation in Seathwaite. A search made in local eateries, and a trip up to Honister to have a look brought no new information. The man eventually walked down to Seathwaite Farm campsite and reported his wife, who is 80 years old, was still on the fell near a waterfall with cramp and unable to descend. Just after midnight a small team set off from base. Meantime a team member,¬†who had gone direct, spoke with the informant and confirmed the woman’s location as part way up Sour Milk Gill. The team quickly located the casualty, she had taken a fall causing an open fracture to her elbow as well as sustaining a shoulder injury and she was very cold. A second truck left to assist with the stretcher carry and/or helicopter evacuation. A Coast Guard¬†helicopter was requested to attend, they provided a winch evacuation before airlifting the casualty to Glasgow major trauma centre. Many thanks to Rescue 199 from Prestwick for their speedy and efficient response.

12 Team members – 4 hours 23 minutes

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