15: Callout, Sunday 3rd June 2012
- Type –exhausted / hypothermic walker
- Locations – Brown Knoll area
- Team members –16 KMRT, Helimed 54, Glossop MRT
- Duration 3 hrs or 48 man hours
We were called to assist a young walker doing a D of E expedition who had reportedly collapsed due to the cold and was at that point unconscious. Due to this, the air Ambulance was called to assist, along with ourselves. Unfortunately, once on scene the helicopter was unable to land due to poor visibility so we were back to doing a carry off. With only 8 people available at that time, Glossop MRT were called out to back us up. When found, the walker was in a tent and being warmed up and looked after by the rest of her party. She was quickly packaged up and loaded onto our stretcher before good use was made of the stretcher wheel to get her back to the waiting Land Rover as fast as possible without needing Glossop’s help – allowing them to go off and respond to a call out of their own.
Once back at base, we did reflect upon the variability of the weather in our country; only last week we were dealing with a casualty suffering from severe sunburn and heat exhaustion yet a week later it was hypothermia!