Sty Head (35)

Callout Date: 11/04/2024
Callout Time: 8:23 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Cockermouth MRT, NWAS

Shortly after finishing the last incident a number of team members made their way to Honister for a familiarisation of the adventure area inside the mine. This seemed like a good move as the weather outside was atrocious. Similarly Cockermouth MRT decided on using the Keswick base for rope rescue training rather than an outdoor crag in Borrowdale. However news came that a woman had an ankle injury at Styhead after descending Scafell Pike. Keswick team members in the mine were initially unable to receive the rescue alert so Cockermouth and other Keswick team members deployed. A group of four including the casualty were found sheltering from the elements in the stretcher box at Styhead pass. The Cockermouth team were first on scene and undertook the first aid. The woman was stretchered in a combined team effort, including the re-directed Keswick mine group, to Seathwaite and an awaiting ambulance.

17 Keswick + 9 Cockermouth team members – 5 hours 7 minutes





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