Reliability, Performance, Compliance


Flare guides mountain rescuers

flare mountain rescue

Mountain rescuers set off a red flare to guide an air ambulance to a woman who suffered serious head injuries after falling 60-feet down a cliff in icy conditions in the Lake District.

The woman slipped on an icy path above Taylorgill Force, Seathwaite, and fell into a ravine and her son raised the alarm at a local farm.

As she was in a difficult location, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team requested a helicopter with a winch from Great North Air Ambulance Service.

After preliminary treatment, the woman was winched aboard the coastguard helicopter, Rescue 936, for transfer to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment. She was accompanied by the doctor from the air ambulance. 

Dec 28, 2017