Gt Langdale

Incident Report #52 2015

A 16-year-old male celebrated finishng his exams by cycling off-road, from Penrith to Eskdale. He ground to a halt near Three Tarns when he ran out of daylight. His position was confirmed using SARLOC and he was recovered by a group of team members. You have to admire his ambition, even if the implementation was a little flawed... 

Lights and some spare, warm clothing would have helped...

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OS Grid Reference
NY2527606350

Incident Report #51 2015

A woman walking with her friend tripped and sustained a suspected fractured wrist and facial injuries. They were located using our SARLOC tool and treated by team members and air ambualnce paramedics and evacuated by the air ambulance to hospital. Again, an incident were the people needing help were not able to give an accurate location, and guesswork, detective work and SARLOC were all required to find them

Man Hours
12 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY2795607004

Incident Report #38 2015

Two members of a group of older walkers sustained injuries, one a dislocated shoulder and another a knee injury. 

They phoned for help, but with a poor signal, it was difficult to locate them. There location was described as 'Langdale Ghyll'... When we eventually did work out where they were, it was with help from a party member who had descended and could point to the way he had come down. (It's really useful to be able to name the location of your emergency!)

Man Hours
14 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY264084

Incident Report #37 2015

A paraglider was witnessed crashing in to the ground near Tarn Crag. The team responded and assistance was requested from air ambulance and military SAR helicopter. The pilot was treated by team members and air ambulance paramedics and then evacuated by RAF Sea King to a place where he was transferred to the air ambulance and flown to the nearest major trauma centre.
Man Hours
12 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT standing by
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY2903307290

Incident Report #31 2015

A 70-year-old lone male walker took a 20 metre tumble in a gully on Pavey Ark. He sustained a head injury along with numerous cuts and bruises. His shouts for help were heard by two climbers, who went to is assistance. They bandaged his head and stayed with him until the team arrived. He was treated and airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary by RAF Boulmer

Man Hours
15 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY286079

Incident Report #11 2015

A woman fainted and was feeling unwell on the summit of Sergeant Man. The team was called and was on route, along with Kendal MRT when we were notified that she had been picked up by the air ambulance and relocated in the valley bottom, where a road ambulance was waiting. We were able to stand-down and return to base and return to the normal, boring stuff that pervades our lives...
Man Hours
12 team members for 1.5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY287089

Incident Report #3 2015

We were paged to assist Keswick MRT with a search for two men who had been missing in the central fells area overnight. Two groups of team members were assembling at our base when we were notified that they had turned up at two locations in Eskdale and we were no longer required...
Man Hours
7 team members for 1.5 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY233080

Incident Report #105 2014

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
Man Hours
10 team members for 12 hours, plus additional 6 team members for 1 hour, plus RAF Leeming MRT, LDSMRD and Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY248050

Incident Report #102 2014

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...

Man Hours
11 team members for 9 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY244052

Incident Report #99 2014

A 63-year-old man, walking with his son became unable to continue due to exhaustion. He was located by team members and assisted down to Lingcove Beck and back to the road. Kendal MRT joined us in the event of a long stretcher carry... avoided by the gentleman's efforts to walk down.

Man Hours
13 team members for 7.5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY244056

Incident Report #96 2014

A pair of walkers got in to difficulty, initially on the summit of Harrison Stickle. They were unable to locate a safe way off the summit in poor visibility. They were given directions off the top and a small group was sent to meet them because they had no torches and would run out of daylight before they got down. Before they could be located they missed the path again, becoming cragfast on steep ground, with darkness adding to the poor visibility. They were eventually located and evacuated to safe ground.
Man Hours
12 team members for 5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY2802507200

Incident Report #88 2014

A third fell race competitor was injured in a fall, this time fracturing a wrist. This incident was also reported separately at two different locations, but confirmed near the summit of Bowfell. This incident was delegated primarily to Kendal MRT. The casualty was picked up by the helicopter, still with the previous casualty on board, and taken to hospital.

Man Hours
5 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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Location
OS Grid Reference
NY214066

Incident Report #87 2014

A second competitor fell and sustained a nasty gash to the knee. Plans were made to split team resources, and further assistance was requested from Kendal and Coniston MRT. This casualty was reported in two separate locations, once on the back of Rossett Pike and again on the path down from Rossett Ghyll, but we eventually worked out that the person we met in Rossett Ghyll was the person injured on Rossett Pike. They were assisted to the valley bottom and back to their own transport to go to hospital.

Man Hours
6 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY2500008900

Incident Report #86 2014

A competitor in a fell race took a tumble and sustained a suspected dislocated knee. He was treated by team members and evacuated by RAF Seaking. This was the first of four incidents, all running concurrently, that we dealt with. The initial request for helicopter assistance was complicated by an aircraft breakdown, but a second aircraft was made available from RAF Valley to help

Man Hours
16 team members for 3 hours, plus Coniston MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY2358508078

Incident Report #82 2014

A 33-year-old male fell about 4 metres while climbing, landing on his feet and injuring both ankles. There is potential for a fall of this nature to cause other injuries, masked by the pain in the ankles, so the man was splinted in a full-body vacuum splint as a precaution and then evacuated to the air ambulance waiting in the valley bottom. He was then flown to hospital

Man Hours
10 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY298068