Man airlifted after 90ft Lakes fall


The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the Old Man of Coniston, where a man had fallen around 90 feet in icy conditions on the fell. A joint operation between GNAAS, Coniston Mountain Rescue Team and the Search and Rescue helicopter ensued at the scene on February 14. The man, in his 50s, had sustained multiple life-threatening injuries and the GNAAS crew put him into an induced coma.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the Old Man of Coniston, where a man had fallen around 90 feet in icy conditions on the fell.

A joint operation between GNAAS, Coniston Mountain Rescue Team and the Search and Rescue helicopter ensued at the scene on February 14.

The man, in his 50s, had sustained multiple life-threatening injuries and the GNAAS crew put him into an induced coma. The patient was winched from the mountain by Search and Rescue before being transferred to the GNAAS helicopter and flown to hospital in Preston, where he arrived in a critical condition.

The entire rescue, from the initial call to being back at base, took GNAAS six hours. 

Translate »