Walker suffers multiple injuries after 30ft fall
A WOMAN was left with multiple injuries after a 30ft fall from Striding Edge, Helvellyn.
Cumbria police alerted Patterdale mountain rescue team at 12-20pm yesterday.
A team spokesman said: "Due to the nature of the reported injuries — head, facial, chest, abdominal, shoulder and arm — the team requested the assistance of a Coastguard helicopter, which was immediately scrambled from Caernarfon." The North West Air Ambulance also provided medical support.
The casualty was treated at the scene and then winched into the Coastguard helicopter. She was then taken to the King George V playing field at Patterdale for transfer to the air ambulance and then on to hospital.
While dealing with the Striding Edge incident, the Patterdale team were called to rescue a 30-year-old woman who had broken her ankle on the other side of the valley.
Penrith mountain rescue team, who were already helping with the first rescue, provided assistance. Having just evacuated the casualty from Striding Edge, the Coastguard helicopter then went to collect the second casualty and take her to hospital.