A 44-year-old woman fell from the path near the top of Dungeon Ghyll. She fell approximately 80ft into the bed of the ghyll, sustaining serious multiple injuries. Sadly, despite prolonged attempts by her friends to revive her, she died. We were assisted in the rescue by a helicopter from the RAF.
While dealing with the first incident we were notified of a second incident at Dungeon Ghyll. A woman had slipped and sustained a suspected fractured ankle. At this stage Kendal MRT were called to assist. She was treated and evacuated to the valley. Later information revealed that she had sustained three fractures to her tibia and fibula.
Three members of a party of 4 were injured when one fell while scrambling up Dungeon Ghyll. An air ambulance had been called, but was unable to access the casualties due to the steep-sided ravine and the fact that hey were trapped some 20 metres up the rock face.
A woman sustained a lower leg injury when she slipped at the top of Dungeon Ghyll. While our initial response was under way we were made aware of incident 73. Our resources were split and we continued with this rescue, splinting the injury and stretchering her down, assisted by Kendal MRT.
In atrocious weather conditions, the team was called to assist a man who had become separated from his walking companion. Unfortunately he was discovered fatally injured at the bottom of the ghyll, seemingly having fallen some 70 metres from the path. We had requested the assistance of an RAF SAR helicopter, but they were unable to reach us in the prevailing weather conditions.