An autistic 8-year-boy went missing at Limefitt Holiday Park. Because of the terrain around that area, which includes fast moving water, disused quarries, mine shafts and steep crags we mobilised quickly to go and look for him. Fortunately he turned up quickly, as the team was en-route. We all returned home.
Two occupants of a car who had been trapped by snow and ice overnight were recovered to Ambleside. Sat-nav said yes, but weather and road conditions failed to communicate their disagreement to aforementioned electronic device.
We were requested by Police to check a vehicle for occupants, that had been stuck in a flood. They were OK and were going to have to sit out and wait for a recovery vehicle when water had subsided. By this time the journey to Langdale involved going to Grasmere first, being the only route where the road was still passable.
A man was reported as missing and potentially suicidal. His car had been located by Police near Rydal. A prolonged search ensued, and he was located at 1.45am unharmed. We were assisted by 6 dogs from SARDA, and it was one of the handlers who located the man.
A 15-year-old boy became separate from his parents at Ferry Nab. He was supposed to be running along the Claife Heights ridge and meeting them further along. When he hadn't appeared several hours later they reported him missing. A search was being organised when he turned up at their accommodation, having been found walking along the road by a motorist and given a lift back. He was cold and wet, but unharmed.
While we were attending to the previous incident, a group of mountain bikers arrived requesting help with their companion who had sustained a nasty head injury in a fall. The first aid that had been carried out was adequate, so arrangements were made for a visit to hospital for some stitches.
Snow and freezing conditions combined to render Kirkstone Pass impassable. This didn't stop the drivers of several vehicles trying to cross it, despite the 'Road Closed' signs. This resulted in a number of minor accidents and a number of people stranded when they could make no further progress. Vehicle trapped included a 4-wheel drive. Those who chose were recovered to Ambleside to await a thaw.