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Ankle Injury Aira Force

August 31, 2021

August 28, 2021 14.21

On Saturday 28th August 2021 at 14.21 hrs Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police to a report of a 32 year old female who had fallen in Aira Force whilst walking around the waterfalls. The report given was that she had heard a loud snap when falling.

The team responded, located the casualty, and the Team Doctor assessed the injury. She had sustained a suspected fractured ankle and was in considerable pain, therefore she was given pain relief and packaged in a leg splint and stretchered from the scene to a Team Land Rover. She was then transferred to an ambulance and conveyed to hospital for further treatment.  

16 team members attended the rescue which took around 3 hours to complete.