Great Rigg Man
A Park Ranger and team member found a 14 year old youth from London near Greatrigg Man, who had slipped on ice and suffered a fracture to his lower leg. The team stretchered the casualty to Grasmere, then by team's ambulance to Ambleside Health Centre.
Weather conditions: clear skies, cold, snow/icy footpaths.
It was reported that a 14 year old boy from Stapleford, Notts., had collapsed from exposure but when the Team arrived at Gt. Rigg Man there was nobody there. He had been escorted down to Grasmere by his friends.
Footnote: This was a "wild goose chase". In fact we were so concerned that we called in a Helicopter that was on a practice flight in the area to search for this young man. Weather Conditions: Hail and Sleet, Cold, Windy, Frozen Ground.