Incident Report #2 1974

Male (18 years) of Walthamstow, London, slipped and fell 40 feet into a gulley on Todd Crag, Loughrigg. He sustained serious multiple injuries and was taken down the fell on a stretcher by the team, and then to the County Hospital, Kendal.
Footnote: This youth was larking about with three friends when he slipped. He had no previous experience of the fells and no proper clothing (tee shirt and jeans) or footwear (smooth soled shoes). None of his so called friends accompanied him to hospital.
Weather conditions: good, but ground conditions were wet, with patches of slippery rock and grass.

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