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Head injury descending Helvellyn

September 7, 2022

September 5, 2022 6:30 pm

On Monday 05/09/22 at around 18:30 the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out with regard to a walker who had fallen over and had a laceration to his head. The walker and his partner had been descending into the valley after walking Helvellyn via the ridges. They were coming down into Grisedale via the Hole in the wall path when the man tripped and hit his head on rocks. The walker sustained a deep laceration.

The team’s fittest doctor was first at the scene and fully assessed and bandaged the casualty’s wound. Fortunately he had remained conscious throughout and had not fractured anything. The casualty was evacuated via strecher to a team landrover and was later taken to hospital by his partner.

The rescue involved 16 team members and lasted 3.5 hours.