Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team rescues woman on Scafell Pike

A woman who had fallen on Scafell Pike in the Lake District, England’s highest mountain, required assistance from the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT). This incident marked the team’s 40th call-out of the year, occurring on Sunday, April 23 at 12:08 pm.

The Cumbria Police alerted WMRT to the walker’s fall near the summit, with reports indicating that she had potentially fractured her wrist and was experiencing cold temperatures with the wind chill at the summit.

The team was called by Cumbria Police about a walker who had taken a fall close to the summit. (Image: Newsquest)

The rescue effort included the Wasdale MRT, Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service RAF Leeming MRT, and North West Air Ambulance Charity NWAA Helimed 08.

The team leader made a full call-out, and RAF Leeming MRT provided additional support as they were training in the area. Due to the condition of the walker and the time needed to reach her, Helimed 08 was also asked to assist.

They arrived quickly, assessed and treated the walker, and then flew her to a hospital, enabling both Wasdale and the RAF team to stand down.

The WMRT spokesperson expressed gratitude to Helimed 08 and RAF Leeming MRT for their assistance and wished the walker a swift recovery.

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