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Knee injury at Aira Force

February 17, 2022

February 16, 2022 2 pm

At about 14:00 on 16/02/2022 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was requested by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to assist a 74 year old woman from Essex who has slipped whilst walking with her family near Aira Force. 

Two team vehicles were mobilised to rendezvous with team members at Park Brow car park. They then proceeded on foot to the incident location which was close to the top of the falls.  A team doctor and paramedic assessed the woman who had suffered a significant injury to her left knee.  She was packaged into a stretcher and carried back to the car park before being transferred to an NWAS ambulance for transport to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.

The incident lasted 1.5 hours and involved 17 team members.