Man sustains head injuries after fall at Red Screes

Wednesday 21/08/2019 14:30 

On August 21st at around 1230 the team responded to an incident on Red Screes where an 84 year old male walker had taken a tumbling fall following a gust of wind.

The man sustained head and hand injuries.

Due to his age and memory loss following the incident, air evacuation support was requested. A Great North Air helimed responded initially and landed a short distance away but they had to leave due to incoming weather. A coastguard helicopter then responded and used their winch capability to evacuate the man to Carlisle CIC hospital.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team also assisted after being requested as a contingency. In total the incident lasted for 3.5 hrs and involved 12 members from Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and 6 from Penrith Mountain Rescue Team, in addition GNAS helimed and SAR Coastguard.