I reported on my last walk that I’d met a group of DofE lads, one of whom was is some distress with a damaged groin. He didn’t take the painkillers that I offered but did take my advice to call Mountain Rescue. A report is at this link.
Although I couldn’t have done much more, I feel rather guilty having left him in such pain. They were going in the opposite direction to me, otherwise I would have done more to help. On reflection, I should at least have offered to call out the Mountain Rescue as they might not have had a signal on their phones. They might have been able to walk off for themselves and only the lad with the torn groin knew whether he could make it or not.
I’m pleased to see that there was a good outcome and I’ll certainly give more thought to lending a hand should I ever find myself in such a situation again.