Injured ankle for Coast to Coast walker

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called this afternoon (19.6.17) to a walker visiting from Western Australia, who had injured her ankle whilst descending Gamlin End from High Crag.  She was on the coast to coast route with her husband. Her husband descended to the valley to raise the alarm.

The team ascended from Gatesgarth, Buttermere and treated the casualty who was high up on Gamlin End. NWAA Helimed 08 also attended from Blackpool and managed to land on top of High Crag just as the first team members arrived at the scene.  The lady was carried on the team stretcher back up to the top and transferred from there to West Cumberland Hospital via the helicopter.

This follows two  further call outs that the team had on Friday 16th. Two walkers had become cragfast in the Green Crag area, on Haystacks, Buttermere, and in another separate incident at the same time, a lady had become lost in mist whilst on the coast to coast walk in Ennerdale. The team attended both incidents – the cragfast walkers were short-roped back to safety (along with their two dogs), and the lost lady was located using SARLOC, which saved us a lot of searching, as she was some way off her intended route! Team members went out to find her and walked her back to the valley. One team member even volunteered to drive her round from Ennerdale all the way to Borrowdale, where she was staying that evening. Above and beyond!