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Man sustains ankle injury during fell face

October 3, 2022

October 2, 2022 10:45am

On Sunday 2nd October Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was tasked at 10.45hrs by Cumbria Police to a man who had fallen whilst taking part in a fell race as he was descending from the Rest Dodd area down to the Pump House in the Hartsop Valley.  

Team members, alongside medical students who were at Patterdale base on a course, attended the incident in two Landrovers. The casualty was assessed and given pain relief for a suspected fractured ankle. He was then placed in a leg splint and conveyed  down to his colleague’s vehicle from where he was taken for further treatment at hospital.  This rescue involved 6 team members plus 5 medical students lasting just under two hours.