Two more jobs on Wednesday for the Cockermouth team

Firstly the team was called out by a walker at approx 3.15pm, who whilst descending from Dubbs quarry towards Warnscale, Buttermere, came across an injured male walker who was part of a group of approx ten. The man  had fallen over on the descent path and suffered facial and shoulder injuries. 

The informant dialled 999 and Cumbria Constabulary alerted the team. Team members met the party in Buttermere village – they had managed to get themselves and the casualty off the hill. The casualty was assessed by team members who waited with him until the ambulance arrived and transferred him to hospital for further treatment.

The second call-out of the day came at 7.20pm when the team was alerted that a local Cockermouth resident had not returned from a walk in the Haystacks area, again in Buttermere.  A search was planned and 29 team members attended. The missing person was located exhausted but otherwise well at 9.30pm, after team members saw lights from the valley, at Warnscale Bothy (Room with a view). The man had been found and assisted back to the bothy earlier in the evening  by two ex servicemen who were staying there for the night.  Many thanks to them both, they had looked after the casualty well, giving him food, drink and a sleeping bag in front of the fire!  

Team members assisted the casualty back to team vehicles at Dubbs Hut, on Fleetwith Pike, and drove him back to his car at Gatesgarth. 

Thanks to Sarda Lakes also, who had put dog handlers on standby to assist in the search if required.

The team leader said: “A great outcome, with great work again from the team in deteriorating weather conditions and a very relieved wife and family!”

32 team members attended both incidents in total.