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Ankle Injury

May 22, 2022

May 21, 2022 12.35

On Saturday 21st May at 12.35hrs Cumbria Police contacted the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team regarding a report of a man in his twenties who had tripped and heard a loud crack in his ankle whilst on Rest Dodd in Martindale.

The team mobilised onto the hill, making their way to the scene from Hayswater by vehicle and then walking to the casualty site with the necessary kit for the injury.

Due to the timescale of reaching the casualty the Duty Leader liaised with the Great North Air Ambulance, who were on station at their Langwathby base, to see what their availability was. They offered to fly to the scene and see if they could assist.  

Whilst team members were en route the Air Ambulance was able to land near to the casualty and then, treat him and then fly him down to Patterdale Base from where the man was able to go for further treatment at hospital.  

18 team members attended the incident which took just over 2 hours – thanks again to GNAAS for their assistance.