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Ankle Injury Gowbarrow Fell

May 24, 2021

May 22, 2021 3:29 pm

At 12.26hrs  on Saturday 22nd May 2021 the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by Cumbria Constabulary to a female in her mid fifties who had slipped on wet ground whilst walking on Gowbarrow Fell near Dockray.

The team responded to the incident in 3 Land Rovers and the casualty was assessed by the team doctor and treated at the scene for a possible fracture to her right ankle. She was put in a leg splint and evacuated off the fell by stretcher to a team vehicle where she was conveyed to the main road and was then taken to hospital for treatment .

The rescue took 2.5 hours a total of 14 members attended the incident.