DoE group member airlifted from hospital with hip injury
July 28, 2018
Saturday 28 July 2018 – 13.50hrs
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by The Cumbria Constabulary to go to the aid of a 17 year old male who had been blown over in the very strong winds that were blowing across the fell tops.
He had sustained a suspected hip injury and was getting extremely cold in the prevailing conditionsand, given the reported nature of the injuries, a Coastguard helicopter was called for assistance.
There were 7 young men in the party altogether and on arrival at the scene the Team was confronted with three further members of the group with the early onset of mild hypothermia. With some gentle persuasion they were all then walked off the fell leaving the rest of the Team members to treat the chap with the injured hip.
Once the Coastguard helicopter arrived it winched the injured walker on to the aircraft and took him to Cumberland Infirmary for further treatment.
The rescue lasted 4 hours and was attended by 12 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Volunteers.