A round-up of some of our latest missions over the weekend:
Sat, 10.45am: We were called to a man who had collapsed at Troutbeck camp site near Windermere. Our aircrew doctor and paramedic team assessed and anaesthetised the man, from Ellsemere Port, before flying him to Preston hospital where he was in a critical but stable condition. The flight took 15 minutes.
Sat, 3:10pm: We were called to assist Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team with reports of a fell runner who had fallen approximately 100ft and sustained multiple injuries at Scafell Pike. The aircrew assessed and treated the man, from Otley, Leeds, before he was winched from the site by a Sea King helicopter. He was taken to the valley floor where the patient was further assessed and flown to Newcastle RVI where he arrived in a stable condition. The flight took 25 minutes.
Sun, 10:00am: We were called to the aid of a female who had fallen near Wythburn Beck and sustained multiple injuries. Due to the low cloud, the helicopter landed at the foot of the fell and the doctor and paramedic aircrew made their way up to the casualty’s location. On arrival, we assessed and treated the 17-year-old old woman from Salisbury. We were later joined by members of Langdale Mountain Rescue Team who carried the casualty down to the waiting helicopter and after further treatment she was flown to Preston hospital and arrived in a stable condition. The flight took 20 minutes.