Belle Grange 9th September 2017 13:54hrs 30/2017


After a very damp week the weather had certainly improved.

The team were contacted by Cumbria Police (CUMPOL) to an incident involving a lady having slipped on a path above Belle Grange on the western side of Windermere. The path called the coffin trail is notoriously slippery and after the recent weather it was certainly that.

The casualty had sustained a serious knee injury and a full team call out was initiated.

The vehicles left the base and parked at Belle Grange and ascended the path to rendezvous with the casualty party.

The casualty was given pain relief while her knee was splinted. It was decided that instead of descending the path we would carry on further up and meet with the Land Rovers at the National Trust Guide Post. The casualty was stretchered up to the waiting vehicles.

An ambulance had been dispatched and we soon met up with the North West Ambulance Paramedics at the National Trust Basecamp. The lady was transferred in to there care and taken to the infirmary in Barrow for further treatment.

In total 14 team members attended this rescue which took 2 1/2 hours.

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