A small group of team members assisted Patterdale MRT with an incident in their area. Our Autopulse was deployed and our team doctor flew to hospital in a Royal Navy Seaking with the casualty and Autopulse. Keswick MRT, Cumbria Fire Service, NWAS and police were all involved.
We were requested to assist Patterale MRT when a man was reported approximately 24 hours overdue at a rendesvous. Various areas where searched and the man turned up at his meeting point, but later than expected.
The team was alerted regarding an incident that had been reported via a very poor mobile phone contact. It came in as 'Greasedale' Tarn, and thinking Easedale Tarn, the police called us. LAMRT was mobilised to Easedale Tarn,
The team were requested to assist Patterdale MRT with a search for a couple who had got lost while trying to complete the Fairfield Horseshoe. They were located on Hutable Crag, after the only light source they had, a camera flash was used to find them. They were escorted to Dunmail Raise by team members and returned safety.. no map, torch, compass,
Patterdale MRT requested our assistance when a 32 year old man from Harrogate failed to meet up with the rest of his army group after taking an alternative route. Found dead in a gulley by a search dog at 5.30 am. A helicopter from RAF Boulmer flew the body off the hillside.
The Patterdale team requested a medical group to assist when two incidents occured at the same time. 4 people had slipped on snow and ice and fell 200 and 350 feet. 2 were found dead and 2 had serious injuries. A helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer flew the casualties to hospital. The Penrith team were also in attendance. Weather conditions: cold, paths iced-up, deep snow, snow showers.
The Patterdale team requested a medical group to assist when a father and son slipped on
snow and ice, falling 200 and 600 feet respectively, and sustaining serious injuries. A
helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer flew the injured to Whitehaven Hospital. The Penrith team
were also in attendance.
Weather conditions: snow and ice underfoot, cold, snow showers at times.
The Team was called to assist Patterdale M.R.T. when two men from Skipton, Yorkshire slipped and fell either side of Swirrel Edge — a distance of 500 feet — a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer airlifted both men to hospital at West Cumberland with serious injuries.
We were made aware of a scout group of consisting 8 children and 2 adults who had got into difficulty near the Priest Hole, Patterdale. This is not our area, but in contacting Patterdale MRT to make them aware, our assistance was requested. Eleven team members and Paddy (dog) went to assist. The group had been attempting to reach the Priest Hole to camp there, but had been overwhelmed by severe weather. We found a group of very cold children, some without footwear. The weather was variable, ranging from still moonlight to force 8 winds and driving snow, but generally deteriorating.
We were requested to assist Patterdale MRT with the evacuation of a man who had fallen and suffered a suspected depressed skull fracture. We were en-route when we were recalled because the casualty had been successfully evacuated by RAF helicopter.