Incident Reports

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Sun, 15th May 2016, 13:05

Male with head injury in Oxendale. Rescued by the team and air ambulance

Sat, 14th May 2016, 15:02

A woman sustained  a suspected anklefracture when she slipped. SHe was treated by team members and evacuated for onward transport to hospital

Tue, 10th May 2016, 12:19

A man collapsed and became brielfy unconscious near the summit of Red Screes. The team attended, along with an air ambulance. The man was treated, but due to strong winds, the air ambulance was unable to lift with him on board, so a Coastguard S92 evacuated him to hospital.

Mon, 9th May 2016, 16:08

An elderly male became separated from his wife while walking. His age and the temperature gave cause for concern. A search was organised and he was located and returned to his wife.

Sun, 8th May 2016, 23:39

Flashing lights were reported in area of White Ghyll/Scout Crag. We investigated, and although we saw the lights, they were not flashing a recognised distress signal, nor responding to our attempts to communicate, so we went home. We did see shooting stars, a satellite, and with Lancaster Universities aurora alert showing high activity there was a possibility of Northern Lights being spotted. The aurora proved as elusive as the source of the flashing lights so we went home

Sat, 7th May 2016, 12:37

A pregnant woman in a large group started suffering abdominal pains at the dam at Stickle Tarn. The team responded and an air ambulance was requested to assist. She was treated and evacuated by air ambulance. The remainder of the group, of very variable ages, fitness and equipment levels were assisted down the hill. One of our more 'interesting' adventures this year...

Mon, 2nd May 2016, 14:07

A young male sustained a suspected lower leg fracture when he slipped on damp ground. He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher and handed over to ambulance paramedics

Thu, 28th April 2016, 15:28

We were requested to provide urgent assistance to an eldery couple who were stuck on a snow-covered Wrynose Pass. They were reporting that they unable to stop the car sliding down the road. We sorted them out... 

Thu, 28th April 2016, 14:15

The team assisted Keswick MRT in a search for two women who had become lost in the vicinity of Greenup Edge. It was unclear which side of the the ridge line they were on. They were located by Keswick team members just below the highest point.

Mon, 25th April 2016, 16:44

A young woman was found byt a passing walker at the base of a small crag with serious injuries. She was treated by team members and paramedics and evacuated by air ambualnce to a major trauma centre 

Sat, 16th April 2016, 16:45

Shouts for help were heard in the vicinity of Hell Ghyll. Checks were carried out in the area but nothing was found. False alarm with good intent

Fri, 15th April 2016, 21:46

A 75-year-old female took a tumble while taking  an 'interesting' route from Lingmoor. She sustained a head injury. She was treated and evacuated by Coastguard helicopter

Fri, 15th April 2016, 15:09

We were requested to assist Keswick MRT when a casualty iniitally thought to be in their area turned out to be in ours. He had sustained a groin injury and was unable to continue. He was evacuated by helimed.

Sun, 10th April 2016, 15:12

A 13-year-old male sustained a suspected dislocated ankle while walking with his family. He was located and treated by team members and evacuated by air ambulance

Tue, 5th April 2016, 20:26

An elderly male became exhausted and unable to continue his walk. He was uninjured. He was stretchered back to his families car.

Sun, 3rd April 2016, 17:23

The previous incident was overlapped by this one.  A woman was reported as injured on Nab Scar. She was located on Heron Crag and we assisted with getting her an air ambulance

Sun, 3rd April 2016, 17:14

A woman sustained a lower leg injury when she tripped. The team assisted with getting her to an air ambulance.

Sun, 3rd April 2016, 11:44

A woman fracture her tibia and fibula when she slipped

Thu, 31st March 2016, 22:20

The team were requested to assist with a search of the central fells for a woman who had become seperated from her partner near Great End. Despite a large scale overnight search, she was located next morning in Langdale

Wed, 30th March 2016, 16:19

An elderly woman sustained a suspected fractured ankle in a fall on Orrest Head. She was treated and evacuated by team members

Mon, 28th March 2016, 11:02

An elderly male suffered a fit while walking. He was treated and evacuated to an ambulance

Sun, 27th March 2016, 20:05

Flashing lights and shouts for help were reported from a Langdale pub. An investigation found only the possibility of a farmer recovering his dog or similar. A false alarm with good intent.

Sun, 27th March 2016, 12:42

A young woman suffered a faint. She had a pre-existing medical condition that risked complications. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance waiting in the valley

Fri, 25th March 2016, 11:52

A woman slipped and sustained a fracture to her lower leg. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher.

Sat, 19th March 2016, 14:21

A 79-year-old male collapsed, becoming briefly unconscious. He was treated by team members and stretchered to the vallety and transferred to a waiting ambulance

Sat, 5th March 2016, 17:25

A couple became cragfast while trying to find their way off the fell. Their location was confirmed with SARLOC and we went and found them and assisted them off.

Sun, 28th February 2016, 12:03

A female sustained a knee injury on the way up Silver How. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Sat, 27th February 2016, 14:25

A female walker sustained a knee injury on the shores of Rydal Water. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance

Sat, 27th February 2016, 13:19

A male walker slipped and sustained a suspected leg fracture. He was treated and assisted to an air ambulance by team members

Fri, 19th February 2016, 14:21

A family of four became disoriented on Wansfell and took shelter in a derelict building. Thye were located using SARLOC and recovered.

Fri, 19th February 2016, 12:45

Two people became disorientated in snow and cloud in the Hart Crag area. They were located using SARLOC, but then moved and had to be relocated...  they were eventually found and escorted from the fell.

Thu, 18th February 2016, 18:18

A vulnerable male was reported a spossibly in the Orrest Head area. A search was being organised when he walked in to Windermere police station

Thu, 18th February 2016, 14:42
A male suffered a knee injury at Kirkstone Pass. We were requested to assist NWAS with his evacuation
Tue, 16th February 2016, 02:50

There was initial confusion over the location of this incident, with NWAS reporting it at Troutbeck and Police reporting at Storrs. The team as responding when we were notifiied by police that incident could be resolved at Storrs without our help. We went home to bed...

Sun, 14th February 2016, 15:14

A man slipped on frozen ground and sustained a serious shloulder injury. The team were on route when we were made aware that he'd been picked up by qir ambulance and evacuated

Sun, 14th February 2016, 11:34

A woman slipped and fell, sustaining suspected fractured ribs. She was treated and evacuated by air ambulance to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

Fri, 12th February 2016, 15:44

A 66-year-old woman sustained an ankle injury while walking. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Thu, 11th February 2016, 15:52

A vulnerable adult male was reported as overdue and likely to be in the Kirkstone Pass area. With snow and freezing conditions there was considerable concern for his welfare. A search was organised and he was located by a search dog handler in Woundale. He was cold and wet and was airlifted down by National Police Air Service helicopter and taken to hospital by ambulance

Thu, 28th January 2016, 21:15

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.

Sun, 24th January 2016, 11:23

A man celebrating his birthday sustained a nasty ankle injury when he slipped and fell into the water at Skelwith Force. He managed to pull himself out of the water, but required assistance from the team to treat his injury and evacuate him to an ambulance

Sun, 17th January 2016, 13:47

A male became lost on Pike O'Stickle. He was eventually located and assisted from the fell. 

Sat, 16th January 2016, 15:41

A young woman became lost in snow in the vicinity of Helm Crag. We were attempting to locate here when she was found by two passing wlakers who assisted her down

Sat, 16th January 2016, 03:43

We were requested to assist police in a search for a vunerable woman in the Skelwith Bridge area.

Mon, 11th January 2016, 11:31

A woman sustained a lower leg inury

Sun, 10th January 2016, 13:30

A male sustained an ankle injury on Sliver How. He was treated by the team and recovered to civilsation.

Mon, 28th December 2015, 06:30

A group of team members travelled to York to assist in the multi-agency response to large scale flooding

Sat, 26th December 2015, 22:30

The team provided assistance to the major response to flooding in York. Among the 'things' rescued were 3 dogs and a parrot... Oh, and there were some people too... 

Sun, 13th December 2015, 18:02

A young couple exploring the Lake District in search of snow found it... and got their car stuck in it. We succeessfully recovered them and their car back to more level, snow free roads

Sun, 13th December 2015, 10:00

With Cumbria County Council and the army digging continuously to clear the A591 of landslide debri, we were finally able to recover our Land Rover from amidst the rubble.

Wed, 9th December 2015, 21:09

The team dispatched Swiftwater Rescue Technicians to assist with flooding in Glenridding

Wed, 9th December 2015, 10:30

During the rescue of 25 passengers from a coach trapped in a landslide on Saturday one of our own response Land Rovers became trapped. Today we returned to the vehicle to recover the last of the equipment from it and make it secure while we await its recovery

Mon, 7th December 2015, 00:01

Day three: Local water levels have started to drop and the damage done is becoming apparent. More welfare checks, investigations in to the possibility of recovering our vehicle, and another team dispatched to Carlisle to assist with the situation there, and another overnight stint for our team leader in the region-wide coordination of the rescue effort.

Sun, 6th December 2015, 00:01

Day two and water level are becoming a problem across the whole county, and beyond. Again, assitance provided to NWAS in accessing and transferring patients to hospital, welfare checks on vulnerable people, and the most significant event of our day, the temporary loss of a vehicle. It was being used to recover 25 passengers from a coach, trapped by a series of landslides on the north side of Dunmail Raise when it, two team members and the driver of the coach also became trapped by subsequent landslides.

Sat, 5th December 2015, 05:00

The predicted severe weather started to have an impact. Among other issues, our nlocal ambulance station became flooded, with the crew moving in to our base. Regional cooridnation of MR responses was scaled up and requests for flood related assistance started to come in. Welfare checks on residents of vulnerable properties, recovery of people daft enough to sink their cars, some repsonses with NWAS paramedics and a couple of transfers to hospital

Thu, 3rd December 2015, 20:20

We were requested to assist Wasdale MRT to recover a solo male wlaker who had activated a SPOT tracker. 

Mon, 30th November 2015, 13:57
An elderly lone male walker was found unconscious and unresponsive. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and his body was recovered to Ambleside
Sun, 8th November 2015, 18:50

Car parking areas in Langdale were checked for a vehicle belonging to a man reported as missing. He was eventually located in Ennerdale. A number of teams were involved in the search

Sat, 7th November 2015, 14:22

A walker sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. Treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Wed, 4th November 2015, 19:12

An army trainnee sustained a fractured anke while camping above Stickle Tarn. The team responded in very poor visibility and darkness to locate and treat the young male. He was splinted and given pain relief and evacuated from the hill in a lengthy stretcher carry.. 1am pie and beans back at base was veru much appreciated!

Wed, 4th November 2015, 17:16

Two young women became benighted at the top of Far Easedale, subsequently becoming very cold. They were located by team members and evacuated

Mon, 2nd November 2015, 14:52

A 55-year-old man sustained a lower leg injury while walking. His wife raised the alarm.  He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Sat, 31st October 2015, 17:13

An ill-prepared group of 5 became benighted when it went dark while they were on Crinkle Crags.. depsite their impatience, they were eventually located by team members from RAF MRTs and escorted to safety. An unecessary rescue at the end of a long, hard day

Sat, 31st October 2015, 14:03

  A member of a group took a tumble up on the Climber's Traverse on Bowfell,  sustaining facial injuries. With our team already committed to the previous, serious incident, along with members of Kendal MRT, and  a Duddon MRT member who made the mistake of being at our base when it kicked off, it was necessary to request Coniston MRT to assist. This they did, and evacuated the man to the valley floor

Sat, 31st October 2015, 12:50

A young woman took a 40 metres fall from Gimmer Crag. She sustained serious multiple injuries. Weather conditions were very poor, and the chances of getting a vital helicopter evacuation looked unlikely. Two others sustained minor injuries. The seriously injured woman was stabilised by team members and lowered further down the crag, from where she was picked up by the Rescue 912 in a stunning and brave bit of flying in very poor conditions. If anyone had any doubts that the replacement for their much-loved Sea King would fail to deliver, then today proved them groundless..

Sat, 31st October 2015, 10:44

In the first incident of what would prove to be a very busy day, a man suffered a collapse as a result of a cardiac event while climing The Band. The team responded and the man was treated and evacuated to an air ambulance, waiting below the cloud base. He was flown to Carlisle for treatment

Mon, 26th October 2015, 21:28

The team assisted with the recovery of two casualties from an RTC in Great Langdale. It had crashe dthrough a fence, and rolled down a steep bank

Mon, 26th October 2015, 12:55

A male sustained  a suspected akle fracture while walking. He was treated by the team and then evacuated by air ambulance

Sun, 25th October 2015, 18:00

The team assisted in a joint operation with Keswick and Cockermouth MRTs to rescue a man with a knee injury at Stake Pass. 

He was able to walk down with assistance

Sat, 24th October 2015, 16:07

A tent and various other items were reported abandoned near Blea Crag, Langdale. The equipment was recovered and over two days, couple of searches were mounted to check that occupants were OK.

Sat, 24th October 2015, 15:23

A woman sustained a knee injury. She ws recovered by the air ambulance while ourselves and Patterdale MRT were en-route.

Thu, 22nd October 2015, 11:30

The team assisted a farmer in recovering a sheep that had been chased in to Rydal by a dog. It had climbed out on to a rock about 100 metres from the shore

Tue, 20th October 2015, 13:21

A male became seperated from his colleagues while walking on Silver How. When he hadn't returned after several hours, a search was organised. He was located on the road in Langdale heading back towards their accommodation

Sat, 17th October 2015, 16:00

A woman was reported with an ankle injury. Because of the prolonged evacuation and cold we requested an helicopter to support. Air ambulance was unable to get in due to weather, so an S92 attended. By the time it had arrived, the weather had deteriorated further and it was hampered by lowering cloud base. Team members also attended and were able to treat the woman and remove he rto below the cloud, from where she was finally evacuated by the S92 which had returned from refueling. 

Sun, 11th October 2015, 12:21

A man approaching a scramble on Horn Crag, Grasmere, discovered a body at the base of the crag. A difficult technical evacuation ensued and the body was recovered and handed over to the authorities

Sat, 10th October 2015, 12:45

A man fell from a kayak into the lake. It was dark and he appeared to not be wearing a bouyancy aid. His shouts for help were heard and he was pulled from the lake by a hotel safety boat and rewarmed by the team on the lake shore, before being transferrred to an ambulance. His temperature had dropped to 31 degrees C

Thu, 8th October 2015, 12:38

A female walker became cragfast when she strayed from a path. She was retrieved without incident

Thu, 1st October 2015, 15:07

A male fell from the path above Browney Ghyll, falling 30 metres and sustaining head inuries, double wrist fractures and lower back damage. He was treated by team members and air ambulance paramedics and and then evacuated by Royal Navy Sea King to Preston hospital

Fri, 25th September 2015, 18:40

A woman walking with her family suffered the gradual onset injury to her knee, making progress increasingly slow, eventually grinding to a halt at the top of Nab Scar. The woman's injury was splinted and she was stretchered to the valley bottom. 

Thu, 24th September 2015, 13:20

A female took a fall and sustained  a fractured hip and wrist on the Coffin Route, Rydal. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance

Fri, 18th September 2015, 09:09

A mountain biker sustained a cut to his leg. We were requested to assist the ambulance service to evacuate him to the road

Sat, 12th September 2015, 19:06

There's plenty of advice out there about what is considered suitable wear for venturing in to the hills, and a good deal suggesting what might NOT be regarded as suitable. To be fair, it would be difficult to find any that included mention of a  leopard-print onesie... he was also hypoglycaemic and hypothermic, possibly contributed to by pre-exisitng medical condition.. and did I mention theleopard-print onesie..?

Anyway, we did our stuff, and he was evacuated by Search and Rescue helicopter to hospital

Sat, 12th September 2015, 16:14

A woman sustained a suspected lower leg fracture near the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance

Mon, 31st August 2015, 17:42

A woman suffered a fractured lower leg when she slipped. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stetcher and handed over to paramedics 

Mon, 31st August 2015, 11:14

A woman sustained a fracture lower leg. She was treated by team members and evacuated to a waiting ambulance

Sun, 30th August 2015, 13:44

A man suffered a fracture wrist in a fall. He was treated by team members and evacuated by air ambulance

Sat, 29th August 2015, 22:21

Lights were reported above the campsite at Chapel Stile. They were investigated by team members, but nothing was found

Sat, 29th August 2015, 21:14

A group was overdue and delayed by an injury. They were located in Mickleden making slow, but steady progress.

Sat, 29th August 2015, 17:02

A female sustained an arm inury when she fell on Gunson Knott. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance at Three Shires Stone

Thu, 27th August 2015, 14:54

A male became unwell. Unfortunately he died, despite efforts to reivive him.

Thu, 27th August 2015, 08:50

A young male recieved serious leg and head inuries when he was hit by a large falling rock. He was treated by team members and air ambulance paramedics and then evacuated to Preston hospital

Mon, 17th August 2015, 13:02

A 48-year-old male slipped and sustained a lower leg injury while out walking with his family. He was treated by team members and then evacuated to an ambulance at the roadside

Sun, 16th August 2015, 17:45

A woman sustained a lower leg injury when she slipped on a greasy path. She was treated by team members, then evacuated by stretcher and vehicle for onward transport to hospital

Sat, 15th August 2015, 23:16

Five people were reported overdue. Three had last been seen near Angle Tarn, when their group had become strung out, and two others, who had gone back up to look for them. A search was being planned when they turned up in the valley

Sat, 15th August 2015, 20:17

A walker with an organised group sustained a frcatured wrist near Calf Crag. The group continued to move once the injury had been treated by the group leader and we mety them in Greenburn.

Thu, 13th August 2015, 19:30

A 74-year-old male was reported overdue from a walk over the Langdale Pikes, having not returned for some conserable time after he was expected. A search was being organised when he turned up exhausted and suffering with a reocurrance of an old knee injury

Thu, 13th August 2015, 16:03

A male in his 60's sustained a head injury when he slipped and fell near Slater's Bridge. He was treated by team members and evacuated to a waiting ambulance

Wed, 12th August 2015, 14:31

A male walker slipped and sustained possible spinal and neck injury. He was treated and evacuated to a waiting air ambulance for onward transfer to hospital

Sat, 8th August 2015, 18:02

In an unfortunate incident, a woman slipped and injured both ankles (!!) She was treated by team members and then evacuated by stretcher to a waiting ambulance

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