A competitor in a fell race injured her knee when she took a tumble near the Bad Step. She was initially taken care of by race marshals and then treated by team members. She was evacuated by a Coastguard helicopter that was training in the area
Two people became lost and cragfast on the back of Crinkle Crags. One reported at gash to the hand in addition. They were eventually located by Kendal MRT members while we were looking on Crinkle Crags. They were walked off
A woman became separated from her walking partner and was subsequently reported missing. She was eventually located next day, having been accommodated near Esk Hause by a DofE from King Edward VI School, Stratford Upon Avon, having been safely accommodated in one of their tents overnight. Thanks to the 'Ruby' group for their help!! Not the first time a DofE group have helped out, and probably not the last
3 team members for 2 hours and 9 team members for 3 hours
A couple phoned 999 when they became lost on the back of what they reported as Bowfell. Their call went through to Manx police, who in turn passed it on the ARCC Kinloss, who then contacted us. We were unable to recontact them to try and get more information about their location, so a search was organised. They were located at Cockley Beck as the search teams were deploying. A Seaking was on its way to assist to try and make best use of a spell of stable weather that we were enjoying but was able to turn back once they had been located
A man went walking, having told his wife and friends that he was going over Pike O'Blisco and Crinkle Crags. He failed to return. Team members searched overnight, assisted by members of RAF Leeming MRT and Lake's search dogs, but we failed to find him. A second search was being organised first thing on Sunday when he phoned police from Borrowdale, stating that he had made it down safely. It was long, cold, wet and windy night which made for very challenging conditions for team members
10 team members for 12 hours, plus additional 6 team members for 1 hour, plus RAF Leeming MRT, LDSMRD and Kendal MRT
A handful of team members were in base repacking after the previous days efforts when one remarked on how long it had been since we had a long night search on Crinkle Crag... Eight hours later the Team Leader took a call from the Aeronautical Rescue Command Centre in Kinloss, reporting an activation of an emergency beacon in the vicinity of Crinkle Crags. Almost simultaneously we received notification of a 999 call reporting a group of 5 cragfast and benighted on Crinkle Crags...
A man was reported as having fallen on The Band. Unfortunately the group were off-route due to a navigational error and were located on horrible steep ground on the east face of Crinkle Crags. The man's inuries, sadly, were fatal. His body was recovered, and his companions were assisted from the hill in a protracted and difficult rescue. We were assisted by Kendal MRT and a helicopter from RAF Valley made valiant efforts to assist, but cloud base and wind condition meant it was of limited use. These few words to little justice to the difficulty of this rescue.
19 team members for 7 hours, plus Kendal MRT and RAF Valley helicopter
A lone male was found in a state of collapse and hypothermic at Three Tarns at dusk by a goup of 5. They stopped to help him and raised the alarm. The team was dispatched and an SAR helicpter was requested to assist. The helicopter arrived just in advance of the first team members and the man was assisted to the helicopter and flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle for treament.
A woman was reported missing after becoming seperated from her walking partner. An extensive search was organised, with help from Kendal MRT, a number of search dogs and a helicopter from the RAF. She was eventually located, being assisted down by a small group of walkers from Crinkle Crags.
12 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT, RAF Helicopter, SARDA Lakes
A woman sustained a dislocated shoulder when she fell near the summit of Crinkle Crags. Team members responded, along with members of Kendal MRT. We got to within 500 metres and were overtaken by the air ambulance. They were able to walk the woman to the aircraft and fly her to hospital. We returned to pur vehicle parked at Three Shires Stone, grateful that a long stretcher carry had been avoided!
The Team were called to assist a 20 year old man who had pulled a rock onto himself and fractured his femur. He had lain there for 4 hours before passing walkers found him. He was flown by R.A.F. helicopter to Whitehaven hospital.
The Team, assisted by Kendal M.R.T. and a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer, searched the Crinkle Crags area for 5 hours after two people heard light aircraft noise followed by a crash which they assumed was the aircraft crashing. There was thick mist at the time. Nothing was found. False alarm with good intent.
Three fell walkers reported missing/overdue . Their vehicles were at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. All three were found unhurt at 11.15 pm in Brotherilkeld, Eskdale and were taken back to their cars by LAMRT.
A 30 year old man was reported missing by his girlfriend. Two small search parties and one SARDA member searched the Crinkle Crags area but found nothing. The man turned up safe and welt the following day (1 /12/88) having spent the night on High Raise, Great Langdale.
A search was started by the team when 10 schoolboys and 2 adults from Everton failed to return from a fellwalk on the Crinkle Crags area, Langdale. Team members with dogs searched many valleys and fell tops. They were found unharmed, but slightly exposed and exhausted at 3.00 a.m., near Green Hole, Higher Esk. The team escorted them down to Brotherelkeld, Eskdale, and then by ambulances to Langdale , where they had a meal and changed to dry clothes. Team assisted by Eskdale OBMS and Patterdale.
Footnote: This group started off far too late in the day for a long distance walk.
24 year old woman with no equipment tried to climb steep hard snow. She slipped and fell 400 feet sustaining fatal head injuries.Using an ice axe could have saved her life. Team assisted by RAF Boulmer.
A couple became separated on Crinkle Crags... one of them made it back to their vehicle and reported the other missing. The other, it transpired had been searching the rridge for his missing partner, eventually becoming exhausted and benighted near Swinsty Ghyll. He was found here by team members and escorted to safety. We were assisted by Wasdale MRT and search dogs.
A group of six got stuck on Crinkle Crags when they couldn't find Three Tarns, and then in retracing their steps to the Bad Step, couldn't descend it or find their way around it. They were told to stay at the top of the Bad Step and team members recovered them from there. A group of two had been successfully 'talked' off Crinkle Crag earlier in the day. It remains a frustration that people are going in to the hills without the full set off skills to get them up and back DOWN, or the ability to make good judgement calls and avoid trouble.
A 25 year old woman collapsed with heat exhaustion near the summit of Crinkle Crags. She was stretchered off, and her compainions were escorted off the fell.
Although the brand used was unknown, the woman's eye make-up remained un-smudged during her ordeal.
A 28 year old manslipped trying to climb the Bad Step and fell 30ft. Team members were airlifted to the scene by RAF Boulmer where they found him with fractures to his wrist and ankle and injuries to his back. He was also hypothermic. His condition was stabilised and he was airlifted to hospital. He was carrying crampons, but they only work when they are on your boots - they don't work in your rucsac.