Grasmere

Incident Report #26 2015

The weather wreaked havoc with the campsite of a group of DofE students. They requested help after all but two of their tents were destroyed. We attended their location and checked them all over, leaving them with heat blankets and instructions to stay put until daylight, when their leaders and supervisors would come and recover them.

Man Hours
11 team members for 2.25 hours
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY321103

Incident Report #97 2014

An elderly male separated from his wife and subsequently benighted. She returned to their hotel and reported him missing. A hasty search was organised around the Alcock Tarn area, and he was located, sitting in the dark, waiting patiently for rescue... He was assisted off the hill and returned to his hotel, wife and hopefully, dinner...

Man Hours
18 team members for 2.75 hours, including 2 of the team's search dogs
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY374082

Incident Report #62 2014

Almost simultaneous to the previous incident we were alerted to a second near Alcock Tarn in Grasmere. A woman had slipped and suffered a suspected fracture to her ankle. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance waiting on the road below.
Man Hours
10 team members for 2.5 hours, plus Kendal MRT on standby if needed
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY347075

Incident Report #21 2014

A 17-year-old girl suffered a knee injury and was unable to continue her walk. The team was called, and due to a simultaneous call to Stickle Tarn, Kendal MRT were requested to assist. The young woman was treated by team members and then evacuated by stretcher. It's a long slog up and a long slog back... and it was wet..!

Man Hours
20 team members for 5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY292105

Incident Report #12 2014

A woman was reported as suffering a knee injury on the descent form Silver Howe... eventually located near Blindtarn Moss, she was checked over by our team doctor and assisted to her own transport. This incident perfectly highlighted the need to know where you are at any given time! Eventually located by a helpful local farmer who spotted their lights, while we were looking elsewhere!!
Man Hours
13 team members for 2.5 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY320079

Incident Report #10 2014

A man slipped on wet ground and sustained a suspected fracture to his lower leg. He was treated by team members and we were in the process of evacuating him by stretcher when a Royal Navy helicopter flew past. We flagged it down and it helpfully agreed to fly the injured man down to Ambleside. We all walked back...

Man Hours
16 team members for 3.5 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY30909216

Incident Report #97 2013

A solo male phoned for help after becoming lost between Langdale and Grasmere. It proved very difficult to locate him, but eventually we worked out where he was. With some guidance by phone he was able to find a way down to Grasmere before it went dark. This was a little unfortunate, because he'd parked his car in Langdale. A smartphone, and the torch and a photo of a map from a book stored on the same phone don't constitute adequate navigation equipment.

Man Hours
3 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY307092

Incident Report #82 2013

A despondent male was reported as in danger in the Grasmere area. His car had been located by police, so acting on information provided by them, we searched a number of locations between Grasmere and Sergeant Man. He was located on the path coming down from Easedale Tarn. He was escorted the remainder of the way down and handed over to police for safekeeping.

Man Hours
8 team members for 3.5 hours, plus SARDA
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY310087