Swirls/Brown Cove Crags (61)

Callout Date: 07/08/2021
Callout Time: 3:43 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT

This callout was passed to us by the Patterdale team, as it was clearly on our side of Helvellyn, who reported a lady who was suffering bad cramps whilst descending from Helvellyn, near the top of Brown Cove Crags. Two vehicles set out from base and set out up the hill from Swirls, not before re-directing a party who had also descended from Helvellyn and were looking for Glenridding! Fortunately for us the 55 year old female and her daughter had made good progress helped by a group of walkers, many thanks to them for reducing our workload. After a quick medical check over and some pain relief the team managed to walk her supported on both sides a further short distance down the path but the lady was suffering and the slow pace meant that it was better all round to stretcher her down to the car park at Swirls.

12 team members – 2 hour 57 minutes

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