Team of 13 from Coniston Mountain Rescue help injured woman near Coniston Old Man (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Team of 13 from Coniston Mountain Rescue help injured woman near Coniston Old Man
10:49am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
A WOMAN was rescued by Coniston Mountain Rescue yesterday (Monday October 28) after she slipped and twisted her knee.
The walker was with her partner and her son and they were descending towards the quarry after climbing Coniston Old Man earlier that afternoon.
The woman slipped and twisted her knee and was unable to carry on walking.
The team were able to drive the Land Rovers most of the way up the quarry road and the casualty was soon located. She was kept warm whilst the stretcher was being put together.
She had sustained possible ligament injuries although a fracture could not be ruled out.
Once her leg was splinted, the lady was stretchered about half a mile to the team vehicles and driven to the base.
As the family lived locally they wanted to make their own way to Westmorland General Hospital.
There were 13 members of the team who responded to the incident which took two hours.
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