Coniston Mountain Rescue Team called out to assist a local lady who had injured herself whilst out on a trail run with her dog

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team were called out to Little Arrow Moor on the afternoon of March 16th to assist a local lady who had injured herself whilst out on a trail run with her dog. The team received a call from the Police and immediately despatched two Land Rovers to the scene.

On arrival, the team found the lady in question had slipped on the wet grass and was unable to weight-bear on her ankle. After assessing the situation, the team provided the casualty with painkillers and splinted her leg. She was then stretchered to the waiting Land Rovers and taken back to the team’s base.

The rescue took just over two and a half hours to complete, with eleven volunteer members of the team on hand to assist. Despite the extremely wet conditions, the team were able to safely and efficiently transport the casualty back to their base for further treatment.

Once back at the base, the team awaited the arrival of a Land Ambulance from the North West Ambulance Service, who then transported the casualty to Furness General Hospital for further medical attention.

The Coniston Mountain Rescue Team have praised the lady for her quick thinking in calling for assistance, and would like to remind all those venturing into the fells to take care in the current weather conditions. The team also extend their thanks to the Police and the North West Ambulance Service for their assistance in the rescue.

 


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