Written on 04/07/22 by Paul Oldham

Busy six days for the Wasdale MRT

Last week Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team experienced a very busy few days for its volunteers with at least one rescue every day with two 999 mountain rescue callouts on two of the days. The rescues included serious trauma injuries, critical medical emergencies and the inevitable lost and missing groups on Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain.

One of the later rescues was on Tuesday, 28th June. A medical emergency on Great Gable where a walker suffering life threatening chest pains had to be stretchered and airlifted to Blackpool from the valley bottom for a life saving operation.

Wasdale MRT rescue photo

Wasdale MRT would like to thank to the Coastguard helicopters from Caernarvon, Prestwick and to the Great North Air Ambulance crews for their air support over a very busy few days.

Also their neighbouring Duddon and Furness MRT who regularly assist the team when help is needed.

It was also busy across the Lake District with a total of 21 rescues over the last week, 25% which were lost and missing therefore avoidable with better preparation. Walkers and those venturing out into the great outdoors are being encouraged to visit a safety information website Adventure Smart UK. This provides information on the right equipment, weather reports and skills needed to be safe on our hills.

So stay safe: #BeAdventureSmart and make your good day better

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