Ankle Injury on Gowbarrow
June 4, 2021
June 3, 2021 3:40 pm
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called at about 15:40 on Thursday 03/06/2021 to assist a woman from Birmingham who had slipped and injured her ankle whilst walking on Gowbarrow.
The casualty’s party didn’t have mobile phone coverage and the incident was reported by passers-by. By the time the Team arrived on scene the woman, who was in some pain, had managed to shuffle herself a considerable distance down the Fell towards Aira Force Beck.
She was assessed by a Team medic and had her ankle splinted before being stretchered to a Team vehicle and transported back to her car. She was then driven to Penrith Hospital by her companions.
The rescue took about 2 hours and involved 9 team members.