Stake Beck, Langstrath Valley (11)
Callout Date: 21/02/2019
Callout Time: 3:30 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, North West Air Ambulance
A 64 year old man stepped into a hollow whilst descending from Stake pass in Langstrath, Borrowdale. He felt a crunch and pain in his ankle and could no longer weight-bear. Some passers by called the rescue team after descending to the Langstrath Hotel in Stonethwaite. A Landrover and a Sprinter left base to attend the casualty. Due to the remote location the air ambulance was also called to aid evacuation. The team arrived on scene and after assessing the injury a box splint was applied and the man was transferred a short distance by stretcher to where the North West Air Ambulance had landed. The casualty was then flown to Lancaster for an x-ray.
17 team members – 3 hours 15 minutes