Incident Report #30 2004

A man in his 20s blacked out and fell a short distance, breaking his arm badly in the process. Because of the inaccessible position and the black-out, a helicopter and Kendal MRT were called to assist. Langdale team members were making their way to the site on foot when the helicopter arrived. It picked up some Kendal team members from the valley and flew them up. A couple had been winched out when the helicopter rotor clipped the crag, causing serious damage, and causing the helicopter to pull away and land very heavily in Mickleden. Unfortunately the Kendal team member was dragged off the crag and fell, suffering serious spinal injuries and a fractured arm. The helicopter crew and one Kendal team member remaining in the helicopter were shaken but unhurt.

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