Ambleside

Incident Report #29 1979

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.

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Incident Report #17 1979

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.

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Incident Report #39 1978

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

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Incident Report #15 1978

A 17 year old youth from Manchester received burns and scalds to his foot after a pan of boiling water was knocked over. He was carried down the fellside on a stretcher, seen by the Team Doctor, then taken home by his parents. Footnote: Any kind of camping stove and the utensils used in making a meal should be treated with the utmost care. Weather conditions: DARK, COLD, FINE. GROUND WET IN PLACES.
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Incident Report #27 1976

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.

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Incident Report #53 2001

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!
 

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Incident Report #50 2001

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.
 

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Incident Report #42 2001

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.
 

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Incident Report #105 2004

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.

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