Grasmere

Incident Report #84 2012

A man was reported suffering form chest and stomach pains on the lower slopes of Silver How. The caller hadn't managed to pass a very accurate location, because the signal dropped out, but this was resolved when the attending air ambulance spotted them. The man was treated and evacuated to hospital. Kendal MRT were on route to help, but were not required in the end. This was just as well, because in true MR fashion, stuff was kickin' off elsewhere..

Man Hours
14 team members, plus Kendal MRT
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NY324062

Incident Report #81 2012

Not long returned from the previous incident when we had to return to pretty much the same spot to rescue a woman who had suffered an injury to her hip when she fell. She was treated by team members and evacuated to the valley with help from Kendal MRT

Man Hours
14 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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313088

Incident Report #75 2012

A young woman and an older auntie went for what should have been a short walk, but a navigational error changed all that. The older woman started to struggle and with darkness approaching the younger woman left her to seek help. A search was organised and team members where being deployed when the woman was found by a local man who had gone out to 'have a quick look'. The man was living in the house in which the informant had called to raise the alarm.
Man Hours
14 team members for 1 hour, plus SARDA
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NY324096

Incident Report #69 2012

A 69-year-old male walker was reported overdue from a walk in the Far Easedale area. He was reported as experienced and capable, and unlikely to get lost. He was known to have a potentially serious and rare medical condition. A search was organised, with help from Keswick MRT, search dogs and a Seaking SAR helicopter from Boulmer. He was located near Calf Crag, on his planned route but immobilised by a leg injury. He had no mobile signal, and had been unable to call for help. It's unfortunate that he wasn't spotted by other walkers, because he wasn't far from a popular path.
Man Hours
14 team members for 5.5 hours, plus Keswick and Kendal MRT, SARDA and RAF Boulmer
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NY295102

Incident Report #63 2012

A group of three were reported overdue on the Coast to Coast. In gathering information at the start of proceedings, it became apparent that this same party had been in the same situation the previous night, where, amongst other things, a mountain rescue team member suffered a serious ankle injury during the search for them. A search was organised for the party, with help from Lakes Search Dogs and Keswick MRT. Thankfully, they were located quite quickly, off-route in Wythburn. The 75-year-old male in the party had sustained an lower leg injury.
Man Hours
9 team members for 3 hours, plus Lakes Search Dogs, plus Keswick MRT
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NY317123

Incident Report #60 2012

A 26-year-old male competitor in one of the fell races sustained a suspected fractured tibia and fibula while taking part in an event. He was treated by team members and evacuated from the fell.

Follow up suggests damaged ligaments, rather than a fracture. We hope you're back up and running soon..
Man Hours
15 team members for 2.25 hours
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NY346076

Incident Report #49 2012

Two men were reported overdue from a lengthy walk, having missed a number of agreed rendesvous en route. A search was being planned and other affected teams were being contacted when they were located by police walking on a road, near their finish point, some four hours overdue.
Man Hours
6 team members for one hour, with SARDA and Coniston notified
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NY332067

Incident Report #35 2012

What sounded like shouts for help where heard in the Helm Crag area. The team was dispatched to investigate, but were unable to locate anyone in difficulty. After a thorough search of the area we stood down. This was a false alarm with good intent, but the initial shouts were possibly of mischievous origin... Kendal MRT were called to assist, but were stood down while on route.

Man Hours
9 team members for 2 hours plus Kendal MRT
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NY327093

Incident Report #32 2012

A female member of a group of 12 slipped on wet grass and fractured her lower leg. There was initial confusion over the location; first heard as Grasmoor, and later confirmed as Grasmere... the woman was given pain relief, had her leg splinted and was then evacuated by stretcher to the valley bottom for onward transport to hospital
Man Hours
14 team members for 5.5 hours plus Kendal MRT
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NY314095

Incident Report #29 2012

A man slipped and sustained a painful lower leg injury while walking with a group in Greenburn. He was treated by team members and then evacuated by stretcher to the team's vehicles. He was then transported to Ambleside and transferred to an ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
Man Hours
13 team members for 2 hours
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NY320104

Incident Report #24 2012

We joined Keswick MRT in a search for a couple who had become exhausted somewhere around the Greenup Edge area. They were uncertain of their location, and communication was poor. Teams were dispatched into Greenup Ghyll, Wythburn and Far Easedale. They were located by Keswick team members near Lining Crag and assisted off.
Man Hours
9 team members for 1.5 hours
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NY283112