A search was mounted for a 24 year old man from the Kirkstone Pass Inn, Ambleside after he failed to report for work at 12 noon. The man was found dead behind the Inn at 8-30 a.m. on 13th October.
Footnote: 8 Mountain Rescue Teams, Search Dogs and an R.A.F. Helicopter from Boulmer took part in this search. Local Mines were searched by Mine Rescue Unit.
Weather Conditions: Cold, Clear, Wet Underfoot.
The Team were called to assist a 56 year old man and a 54 year old woman from Ambleside who were overcome by heat?? There were other causes than 'heat' both were under Doctor's care.
Footnote: This rescue could be 'classed' as a medical problem. The lady said that the low flying Military Aircraft had frightened her which caused her to fall. On reflection this could be a possibility. The noise and the element of surprise can give one a shock. I am afraid we have not heard the last of this 'new c&use' of accidents.
Weather Conditions: Very Hot, Sunshine, Very Dry.
A 71 year old female from High Wycombe slipped on the wet fellside and broke her left leg. She was carried on a stretcher, then by Team's Land Rover / ambulance to a Doctor in Ambleside. Footnote:This lady had smooth sol shoes which could have contributed to her fall. Weather conditions: DRY, CLEAR, WARM, WET UNDERFOOT
A 68 year old man from Bowness
on Windermere collapsed and DIED while walking with his wife on Red Screes, Kirkstone. The team recovered the body.
Footnote: This is the sad part of our "job". - a family walk out for a walk doing everything right and well equipped.
A 70 year old Stockport woman slipped and fell on wet fellside on Wansfell, Ambleside and sustained a fracture of the left leg. Team carried her down the fell and then by Ambulance to Kendal Hospital.
Footnote: Once again, the fellside in wet and very dry weather can be just as dangerous as snow and ice.
A 40 year old woman from East Sussex slipped and fell on Red Screes, Kirkstone sustaining a fractured left ankle. The team conveyed her down on a stretcher and then by ambulance to Kendal Hospital.
Footnote: Bad footwear was a possible cause of this accident, the ladvt wore plimsoles with very smooth soles. The fellside also was bone hard due to the hot weather.
A 22 year old man of Harrow collapsed while walking at Lilley Tarn, Loughrigg, Ambleside. Team searched the area, but could not find the victim at Lilley Tarn. Found later near the bottom of a track leading off Loughrigg. Treated by doctor, possible epileptic fit. Allowed home. Footnote: There were two rescues at the same time.
A 52 year old woman from Fleetwood slipped and fell on wet ground near Low Pike, Ambleside. She fractured her right ankle. Carried down on a stretcher and then by ambulance to Kendal Hospital.
Footnote: The fellside was very wet making ground conditions very slippery indeed. Well led party.
A middle-aged woman slipped on snow and sustained a lower right leg injury. It's a fair way up to Dove Crag, so the whole operation took 5 hours. Much of it was in the dark, and with extensive snow cover. We were ably assisted by Kendal MRT
Those of us who diverted from the previous rescue found a 57-year-old man who had fallen 50 or so feet, sustaining a head, wrist and leg injury. He was incoherent at first, but came round while we were there. He was treated at the scene, given oxygen and then flown to Lancaster Hospital by the RAF. We were assisted by Patterdale MRT and Kendal MRT. Please stop sending the postcards, I was only joking!
We were called to assist the ambulance service with the evacuation of a woman in her 50's who had slipped and sustained a leg injury. She was carried out on a stretcher. We have had a run of incidents in this area recently. It's not unusual to be up here when it snows to rescue speeding sledgers and skidding motorists but are sinister forces at work to cause this phenomena? Theories on a postcard please.
A 52-year-old woman sustained a leg injury when she slipped on steep grass on the way down from Great Rigg. Her husband came down to raise the alarm, but then went back up the hill before we arrived. The grid reference given didn't make sense, so we had to search for an hour before we found her. She was treated and then carried down to the valley.
We were called to attend a woman with an ankle injury. She was walking with her husband. They had passed a grid reference to the Police which put them on Nanny Lane, Troutbeck. The team was dispatched to sort her out. Our first response group couldn't find them. We spoke them again and they admitted that they might not have been quite were they had initially told us. Further questioning located them on the Ambleside side of Wansfell. A second team was dispatched, they were located, and the woman's injury was treated. Grid references and numbers are such a tricky business.