Man sustains head injuries after fall at Red Screes
August 21, 2019
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.