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Walker rescued after being hit by heavy gate blown by wind

June 4, 2024

On the 29th May Keswick MRT attended two callouts in quick succession.

A 75 year old man was knocked to the ground when the heavy gate half way up Jenkin Hill closed quickly with a gust of the wind. Unable to weight bear to continue his descent he called for assistance. On arrival the team assessed the man, gave him some strong pain relief and stretchered him down to an awaiting ambulance for onward transfer to hospital.

12 team members – 2 hours 15 minutes

In the second incident a 44 year old man slipped and tripped on the descent path to Seathwaite from Sty Head Tarn. The rain and poor visibility had decided them to abort their intended hike up Scafell Pike. The man went over on his ankle and was unable to continue. Fortunately at that location there was just enough phone signal to get a call through for a rescue. The team assessed the man’s ankle before splinting it and stretchering him down to Seathwaite for a handover with the ambulance.

20 team members – 3 hours 39 minutes