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Male with ankle injury

August 25, 2020

Monday 24/08/2020 16:37

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by North West Ambulance Service to go to the aid of a 79 year old gentlemen who had slipped whilst out walking with friends, sustaining a suspected fractured ankle, close to Brown Hills above Watermillock Common.

The Team initiated a pincer type movement accessing the stricken pensioner from Dowthwaitehead and also from the wall line above Brunt Crag close to Aira Force.

Once at the scene the gentlemen was treated for his injuries by one of the Team doctors and packaged into a stretcher, then carried to Dowthwaitehead for onward transportation in a Team vehicle to Dockray for a rendezvous with a county ambulance.

The rescue lasted 5 hours and involved 16 Team members.