Lights were spotted, stationary, high on the crag above Kirkstone Pass. They didn't move for a long time and it was reported that shouts for help were heard.
Man, aged 21 years, Student, from Greenford, Middlesex, leading climb on Raven Cragg, Great Langdale. He slipped and runners came out of rock, fell about 60ft. sustaining an injury to his right ankle. Brought down by team. Car to County Hospital, Kendal. Appeared well clad and shod.
Man aged 25 years climbing on Holly Tree Wall, Raven Crag. Believed to have been blown off the crag in heavy wind. Injuries, fracture of left femur and back injuries. Lowered 50 feet to the foot of the crag, stretchered down by the Team and conveyed to County
Hospital, Kendal, by Ambulance.
Youth aged 18 years: Slipped whilst leading climb on Raven Crag, Langdale. Brought down by Team on stretcher. Conveyed to County Hospital, Ken¬dal, by ambulance. Clothing, equipment and footwear good, experience not known. Sustained suspected fracture of the base of the skull.
Student 20 years, climbing solo on Raven Crag, Gt. Langdale, slipped and fell some 80ft. Sustained rib, back and head injuries. Brought down by the Team and conveyed to County Hospital, Kendal, by Ambulance. (Life saved by wearing crash hat).
A climber fell from the descent route sustaining serious multiple injuries. He was treated by team members and evacuated to hospital by RAF Boulmer helicopter. Sadly he died the following morning in Intensive Care at West Cumberland Infirmary.
Shouts for help were reported in the region of Raven Crag. An investigation revealed hounds and followers making their way across the top of the crag. At the time they were initially heard they were out of sight beyond the skyline. False alarm with good intent.