Wrynose Pass

Incident Report #43 2019

A participant in an organised cycling event was reported as unconscious and not breathing at on Wrynose Pass. Despite the efforts of a number of people including the team and air ambulance, the person was declared to have died at the scene.

Man Hours
8 team members for 3 hours
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NY296032

Incident Report #30 2019

The team was called to assist two cyclists who had suffered serious injuries after both crashing on the descent of Wrynose Pass while taking part in a cycle event. Also attending were Duddon and Furness MRT and two air ambulances.
Man Hours
10 team memmbers for 2 hours
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NY288032

Incident Report #15 2019

We were requested to attend a cyclist who had come off his bike on Wrynose Pass. The location was uncertain, so our attendance was precautionary due to potential access difficulties. Two team members arrived on scene to find the man being assisted by a passing doctor. We assisted with continued care while an ambulance arrived along with two further team members. The man was immobilized and moved to the ambulance for ongoing treatment and transport
Man Hours
4 team members for 2 hours
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NY298033

Incident Report #12 2018

We were requested to assist the occupants of two cars who had ignored 'Road Closed' signs and become stuck on an ice-bound Wrynose Pass. Slightly complicated by the failure to pass one crucial piece of information; the fact that one of them had their leg in a cast. This scuppered our plan to walk them down, but we managed to dig the car out and get them back to the top to drive back the way they'd come.
Man Hours
8 team members for 2 hours
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NY278028

Incident Report #26 2017

Four people in two cars became stuck on a snow covered road. The team were responding when it became clear they had self-rescued, possibly when it was made clear that we wold only recover the people but not vehicles

Man Hours
6 team members for 1 hour
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NY285033

Incident Report #6 2017

Two cars, totalling 4 occupants became stranded in snow on Wryonse Pass. We retrieved them by driving as far up as we could, walking the rest of the way to them and then walking them back to our vehicle and returning to Ambleside

Man Hours
3 team members for 2 hours
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NY282031

Incident Report #73 2016

We were requested to assist police when a vehicle was reported as having left the road below Wrynose Pass. Unfortunately the vehicle occupant sustained fatal inuries. A small search was also organised to ensure that there was no other persons inured in the vicinity of tthe vehicle

Man Hours
10 team members for 4 hours
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NY2871403190

Incident Report #7 2016

A man reported his car broken down and stuck in snow of Wrynose Pass. Apparently a recovery vehicle was unable to get to him. We went to recover him, and found NO snow. This incident could have been resolved with a taxi ride or long walk. Not impressed.

Man Hours
3 team members for 2 hours
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NY298032

Incident Report #54 2014

Just returned from previous rescue when we were called to attend a RTC on Wrynose Pass, where a car was reported as having rolled off the road. There were actually two vehicles off the road, one on Wrynose and one on Hardknott. Nobody was injured and the team stood own.

Man Hours
20 team members for 1 hour
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OS Grid Reference
NY282031

Incident Report #11 2014

A couple became benighted when they encountered a river they were unable to cross, and having gone back up hill trying to find a suitable alternative route, became cragfast. They were able able to give us a reasonably accurate grid reference, which we were able to confirm with the SARLOC system. We retrieved them, assisted them down hill and back to their accommodation. Their 'circular' walk was complete...
Man Hours
12 team members for 3 hours
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OS Grid Reference
NY272031

Incident Report #67 2013

The team was called to assist a multi-agency response to rescue a woman from her car, that had rolled 150 metres down steep ground and come to rest on its side. The lone female passenger was seriously injured. All agencies worked together to extricate her and evacuate her to a point from where she was winched into a Seaking helicopter from RAF Boulmer and flown to RVI, Newcastle.

Man Hours
10 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY 287031

Incident Report #45 2013

The team were called when two climbers fell from Long Scar, nr Three Shires Stone. One sustained serious multiple injuries, the other, although seemingly badly injured at the time, suffered no serious injury. Two air ambulances, and an RAF Seaking attended, and with all parties pulling together, the two were stabilised and flown to the Royal Victoira Infirmary. Kendal MRT also attended.. there's always a back up plan, in case the weather clags in and the helicopters can't fly.

Man Hours
18 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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NY273036

Incident Report #74 2012

A team dog handler and Deputy Team Leader was returning from a training event in the Duddon valley, along with several other dog handlers, when he encountered a serious cycling accident on Wrynose Pass. A male had crashed at high speed, suffering serious head, facial and other injuries. He was stabilised while waiting for further help to arrive. The team was dispatched, and air ambulance was requested.
Man Hours
10 team members for 2.5 hours
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NY2650902264

Incident Report #30 2012

While already dealing with the previous incident, we were requested to attend a man suffering from 'head pain' (not the most revealing of information!). A couple of team members were dispatched in an initial response, and more help was requested from Kendal MRT. During our response, we were notified that the casualty had been picked up by air ambulance.
Man Hours
5 team members for 1 hour
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NY273033

Incident Report #101 2011

A man was reported stuck in his car in snow, high on Wrynose Pass. Two team members attended the vehicle, discovering it empty with a note stating that the occupant had gone to stay in a hotel.. A vehicle was stuck behind it. At the time of writing the road is impassable, due in part to snow, but also because the two cars are blocking it...
Man Hours
2 team members for 2 hours
OS Grid Reference
NY288032

Incident Report #50 1998

We were requested by the Police to recover four elderly people from their car, which had caught fire on Wrynose Pass, rendering it useless. The normal vehicle rescue service was unable to attend for an hour and the occupants were reported to be very cold. They were brought down to our base in Ambleside. The car was recovered later by the RAC.
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