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Walker with Injured Leg

April 1, 2024

March 30, 2024 12.20 pm

On Saturday 30th March at 12;21hrs the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team responded to their fifth rescue of the week to a man who had been walking on his own on Little Mell Fell. The man had slipped whilst descending on the slippery ground and suspected he had broken his leg.  

The Team were mobilised and one the Team’s doctors, who lived locally, was first on scene and established that it wasn’t as serious as first thought.  The casualty was treated at the scene, placed in a stretcher and sledged down to the Rescue Landrover. From there he was conveyed to Penrith Hospital for further treatment.  

13 Team members were involved in the rescue which took around 3 hours to complete.