Styhead Gill path (62)
Callout Date: 07/08/2021
Callout Time: 8:17 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Bowland Pennine MRT, Coast Guard Helicopter
A group of walkers were on the path below Sty Head Tarn when one of them, a 35 year old male, stumbled and fell awkwardly resulting in a serious fracture dislocation of his arm. The initial reports were serious enough that a Coast Guard helicopter was requested. Two team vehicles set out from base and approached from Seathwaite in Borrowdale. On arrival at the scene a team doctor administered strong analgesia before reducing (re-aligning) the dislocation. The arm was splinted and strapped up, the casualty was then loaded onto a stretcher in time for a winch extraction courtesy of the Coast Guard, many thanks to them once again. Thanks also for the help of team members from Bowland Pennine MRT who were in the area. The casualty was flown to Furness General Hospital from treatment.
19 team members – 4 hours