15:40hrs - The team were requested to assist a 70 year old male who had fallen on a rocky descent above Small Water.
On arrival the team were delighted to find that the gentleman had been assisted and kept company by reknowned British mountaineer (and Mountain Rescue Ambassador) Alan Hinkes.
the team splinted the casualty and set about a complicated lower over the very rough ground - we were assisted by colleagues from Kirkby Stephen MRT as the extraction was likely to be very lengthy.
We then transported the casualty to Penrith Ambulance Station for onward transfer to hospital.
Alan stayed with us for the extraction keeping the casualty entertained and also captured a few photos of us in action.
14 Penrith MRT 8 Kirkby Stephen MRT 6 hrs