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Ankle injury at Aira Force

July 1, 2024

June 28, 2024 16:00 hrs

The Patterdale MRT Team was called out at 16:00 on Friday 28th June to assist a woman in her twenties, who had slipped and injured her ankle whilst walking at Aira Force. 

Team members responded to the Park Brow car park and located the woman a hundred meters above High Force waterfall on the path below Gowbarrow.  The woman’s ankle was splinted and here pain assessed before she was lifted onto a stretcher and carried back to the car park.  Since the couple were staying in North Lancashire she was assisted into her own car to be taken to Westmorland General Hospital by her partner.

The incident lasted aproximately 2 hours and involved 13 team members.