Date of Incident

16/07/2018

Country

England

Area

Route

Incident

Collecting firewood at 11pm at night. Light was still okay with it being summer but headlamp was still being used. It was warm, pleasant and I had been in the situation, alone many times in the past. I fell head first down a 15ft ravine into broken dead wood. My head hit a trunk with caused concussion and vomiting. A stick went into the upper part of my arm which got infected and turned green. I also suffered injuries to my pelvis but am not sure what it is as I cannot be bothered going to hospital

Lessons

In a hazardous situation such as this it would have helped hugely if someone else was present. If the worst happened and I had sustained a fatal injury then I doubt I would have been found for quite some time as I was far away from any path. I also became unconscious and woke up in a river. My feet were wet but if my head went in first it could have been much worse. The main thing I have learnt is to not put myself into a hazardous situation when alone.

Activity

Summer Walking

When

Injury

Cuts, abrasions or other minor injury, Concussion / head trauma, Spinal injury

Causes

Fall or slip

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?