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