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Male with Arm Injury

December 31, 2023

December 30, 2023 11.30 am

At 11.30hrs on Saturday 30th December Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police to a report that a man had fallen and sustained an Arm Injury.

The Duty Leader made contact with the informant, established the nature of the incident and location as Kailpot Crag under Hallin Fell and called the Team out to attend.  Team members made their way to Sandwick then on foot to the scene. The Team’s Rescue Rib travelled along Ullswater to swiftly get to the location as it was right next to the lake shore.

On arrival medical assistance was given including strong pain relief and after examination by the Team Doctor a Helicopter was requested. This was to enable a swift evacuation to hospital due to the nature of the arm Injury and potential long term damage.  

The casualty was treated and packaged onto the Teams stretcher then loaded onto the Rib where he was conveyed around to Sandwick Bay. After  some remarkable flying by the Coastguard in the strong winds and heavy rain they managed to land in a field next to the lake. The casualty was loaded into the aircraft and flown off to Hospital in Carlisle.  

13 Team Members attended the rescue which took 4.5 hours to complete. We wish the casualty a swift recovery and thanks to Coastguard Rescue 199 for their assistance.