Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team called to two incidents on Sunday


The first was to a female runner, participating in a mountain marathon with her son, who slipped on the Crummock lakeshore path, painfully dislocating her right shoulder. She was treated at the scene, initially by two other competitors who happened to be A+E doctors!, and then by the team, who carried her to Low Park, Loweswater, where she was transferred by land ambulance to Carlisle Infirmary.

As the team were repacking the vehicles and equipment from this call out, a second call came in from the police, to a 68 year old male walker from Liverpool, who had fallen approximately 10 feet down a rocky path beside Green  Crag, Haystacks, landing on his head and also suffering injuries to his right leg.  Coastguard rescue helicopter 199 was called in to assist due to the nature of the mans injuries. However , weather conditions on scene deteriorated, and following a favourable assessment by the team doctor, it was decided to stand the helicopter down. The team carried the casualty back to our vehicles above honister slate mine and transferred him by land rover to the waiting land ambulance at the slate mine.  There were 5 other family members with the casualty, all who were very cold and wet.  All were helped from the fell by team members.

It has been  a fairly busy few days for the team with a further incident occurring on Wednesday (28th June), when a 17 year old member of a D of E gold expedition from a school in Cambridge,  slipped and injured his ankle whilst descending from Red Pike into Ennerdale. He was treated at the scene and stretchered to the team Sprinter in the valley and transferred to the waiting ambulance at Bowness Knott Car Park.