Incident Reports

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Sun, 24th May 2015, 14:03
A 67 year old female fell and sustained a head injury and a bloody nose. She was treated by team members and assisted from the fell
Thu, 21st May 2015, 15:56

We were requested to assist NWAS paramedics access and evacuate a 74-year-old woman who had fallen and sustained a head injury near Stock Ghyll Force

Tue, 19th May 2015, 14:44

A lone male walker reported a nasty ankle fracture. He was located with a little difficulty, having given a misleading grid reference and location, but we're good at this!! Treated by team members and air ambulance paramdedics, and then evacuated by air ambulance.

Mon, 18th May 2015, 07:30

A couple had spent the night out in the Scafell Pike region. Efforts to locate them overnight were unsuccessful, so the search was scaled up first thing. 

Teams from ourselves, Wasdale, Keswick, Duddon and Furness and searh dogs were all involved.

They were located near the summit of the Pike, assisted to below the cloud base and evacuated by Royal Navy Sea King

Sat, 16th May 2015, 13:02

We were requested to assist NWAS with the evacuation of a man with a leg injury. We were already commited to incident 39, so passed the incident on to Coniston MRT, with whom we share that border

Sat, 16th May 2015, 12:33

A woman  sustained a lower leg injury when she tripped.

She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher to the valley

Mon, 11th May 2015, 17:15

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!)

Fri, 1st May 2015, 11:06
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.
Sun, 26th April 2015, 13:27
A lone male walker sustained a head and shoulder injury while walking. His position was a little uncertain, but he was located near Side House in Langdale and treated by team members while waiting for ambulance and air ambulance to arrive
Mon, 20th April 2015, 14:20
A 75-year-old male fell and sustained injuries to his head face and hands. He was treated by team members, evacuated by stretecher and referred to hospital
Sun, 19th April 2015, 12:08

A fellrunner took a tumble and sustained a nasty cut to his head. The team was called and an air ambulance also attended. He was airlifted to the valley floor and transferred to an ambulance

Sat, 11th April 2015, 07:37
If you wish to see the true self of a mountain rescue team member, have them called out at 7:30 on a Saturday morning. The slightly bewildered look, trying to comprehend the situation, location etc., the different array of bed-head hair, the slightly disappointed look on the faces who know that the bacon butties, toast etc. that were being considered a little earlier are now confined to history and the odd item of sleep-wear poking out... A family of four were reported benighted, but with an uncertain location.
Fri, 10th April 2015, 18:03
A man walking with a friend slipped and sustained a knee injury. His friend descended to raise the alarm. The team responded, but when we arrived he had self-rescued to the valley bottom. His injuries were checked over and he was taken to hospital by his friend.
Wed, 8th April 2015, 17:58

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

Tue, 7th April 2015, 13:23

A woman walking with her son slipped and sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated by air ambulance and the carried by stretcher to their aircraft. She was then flown into the valley and transported back to Ambleside by team vehicle, then transferred to a conventional ambulance for transport to hospital.

Sun, 5th April 2015, 15:07
A man sustained a lower leg fracture while descending Buscoe Syke. He was located and treated by the team, and then evacuated to the valley with help from RAF Leeming MRT
Sat, 4th April 2015, 12:25

A lone female walker suffered a nasty lower leg fracture while walking near the summit of Loughrigg. She was assisted by passersby while waiting for the team and air ambulance arrived. She was treated with pain relief, her injury splinted and then evacuated by helicpter

Tue, 31st March 2015, 14:00
An elderly male went missing from his holiday accommodation in Windermere. The team were requested to assist in a rapid search for him. Fortunately he turned up as we were responding
Tue, 31st March 2015, 04:16

The weather wreaked havoc with the campsite of a group of DofE students. They requested help after all but two of their tents were destroyed. We attended their location and checked them all over, leaving them with heat blankets and instructions to stay put until daylight, when their leaders and supervisors would come and recover them.

Sun, 29th March 2015, 15:41
A male walking with a small group slipped and suffered a suspected dislocated knee. Team members were lifted to the site by air ambulance, the man was treated and stretchered to the air ambulance for onward transport to hospital
Sat, 28th March 2015, 13:03
A woman slipped on the path coming down from Stickle Tarn and sustained a fractured wrist. The team was called to assist, but she managed to make her own way down to the valley where she was met by team members and an ambulance
Wed, 25th March 2015, 19:10
A lone male walker passed a couple who appeared to be struggling and making very slow progress on Hart Crag. Only when it took him a further two hours to reach the valley did he realise that they were unlikely to get down before dark. He raised the alarm and a search was made of the route. The woman was reported as wearing a sheepskin coat and fur hat, so inadequately dressed for the conditions. Nothing was found and it is assumed that they managed to get down unassisted (or they're still up there... cue mysterious music and rolling mist across a black and white image...)
Mon, 9th March 2015, 00:44
An elderly local gentleman suffered a suspected MI. The team assisted NWAS Paramedics in accessing his remote property and also with efforts to resuscitate him. Sadly these efforts were unsuccessful.
Sun, 8th March 2015, 16:46
A 54-year-old woman slipped while descending Wansfell and suffered an ankle injury. She was treated by the team and evacuated to the valley bottom
Sat, 7th March 2015, 20:54
While other incidents were ongoing, we were requested to assist NWAS to access a patient in a remote property near Ambleside.
Sat, 7th March 2015, 19:09

A group of 4 were reported as overdue after becoming separated from the rest of their group near Dove Crag. A search was organised involving ourselves, search dogs, Patterdale MRT and Kirkby Stephen MRT. Weather conditions were 'challenging' and visibility was very poor. The group were located down near Brotherswater. I'm told there's a tale to tell, but I'm not privy to it yet..

Sat, 7th March 2015, 17:10

A male member of a group sustained a knee injury when he slipped on steep ground. He injury was treated and he was stretchered off the hill... wild weather was the order of the day

Sat, 7th March 2015, 13:52
Two people became disorientated in mist on Wansfell. They were located using SARLOC and given directions to find a path. This they did and their progress was monitored until they were safely down
Sat, 7th March 2015, 13:25
A woman took a fall from a mountain bike, landing on her head and injuring her neck. She was unable to get a phone signal, so walked down and knocked on our base door. A few team members, packing gear from the morning's training session were able to assist her. She was treated and referred to hospital for a check up
Sat, 28th February 2015, 16:05
Two people were reported as struggling in cold, wet conditions, and one of them becoming exhausted and cold. We set off to located them, along with assistance from Patterdale MRT, RAF Leeming MRT and with Kendal MRT alerted in case of subsequent rescues. They were eventually located moving down near Low Pike and assisted the rest of the way down.
Fri, 27th February 2015, 16:55
A 66-year-old male took a tumble and sustained a head injury. He called for assistance and the team did what we do... he was located, treated, and assisted down.
Sun, 22nd February 2015, 11:57

Snowmageddon... well not really, but a multi-vehicle incident on Kirkstone Pass during a period of snowfall occupied ourselves, Patterdale MRT, police, ambulance and Fire and Rescue Service for several hours. Two injured people were released from an upturned vehicle and evacuated by stretcher to our vehicles and then transferred to ambulances waiting at lower levels. A number of other vehicles were also trapped on the pass, so their occupants were evacuated to the Kirkstone Inn

Wed, 18th February 2015, 03:34
LAMRT were requested to send our Autopulse batteries to Patterdale to assist with an ongoing rescue of a seriously injured male who was being recovered from the Red Tarn area of Helvellyn.
Tue, 17th February 2015, 13:02
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...
Tue, 17th February 2015, 12:41
A 67-year-old woman slipped and sustained a suspected fractured wrist and ankle. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance waiting at the roadside
Sun, 8th February 2015, 14:57
While the previous incident was under way we dealt with another similar incident on the path down from Loughrigg to the end of the Terrace. She was treated and evacuated to an ambulance
Sun, 8th February 2015, 13:52
A woman slipped on a steep, semi frozen path and sustained a lower leg injury. She was treated by team members and evacuated to the valley bottom with help from Kendal MRT
Wed, 4th February 2015, 16:25
We were requested to assist NWAS to access an elderly man who had sustained a leg injury. The team was mobilised,but stood down while assembling after a bystander managed to assist with a 4-wheel drive.
Mon, 2nd February 2015, 13:13
A young male became cragfast on Tarn Crag. He was located and escorted to safety
Sat, 24th January 2015, 17:28
A 55-year-old man sustained a dislocated shoulder in a fall while walking with a group. He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher for onward transport to hospital
Sat, 24th January 2015, 11:55

We were requested by NWAS to assist a woman with a lower leg injury on the Coffin Route, near Grasmere. We attended along with the air ambulance and the woman was evacuated to hospital

Thu, 22nd January 2015, 07:18
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...
Wed, 14th January 2015, 18:39
The rescue of two young women proved to be quite a challenge. They reported themselves in difficulty near the summit of Fairfield in blizzard conditions and fierce winds. We managed to identify their position using SARLOC, but were unable to get near them for 7 hours, battling hurricane force winds which made progress via two routes impossible. At around 2 am a team from Kendal Mountain Rescue Team managed to get to them and commence evacuation. They in turn were backed up by a team from RAF Leeming MRT.
Sun, 11th January 2015, 15:48
A woman was unable to locate a route down after water levels were raised by continues heavy rain. She was given advice on a route and met by team members and escorted off the hill
Sun, 28th December 2014, 15:58

An 8-year-old boy became separated from his family group. A hasty search was organised due to freezing conditions and rapidly approaching darkness. He was located by a motorist, having made his way to the road

Tue, 16th December 2014, 17:00

A couple phoned 999 when they became lost on the back of what they reported as Bowfell. Their call went through to Manx police, who in turn passed it on the ARCC Kinloss, who then contacted us. We were unable to recontact them to try and get more information about their location, so a search was organised. They were located at Cockley Beck as the search teams were deploying. A Seaking was on its way to assist to try and make best use of a spell of stable weather that we were enjoying but was able to turn back once they had been located

Sat, 6th December 2014, 21:12
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
Wed, 3rd December 2014, 12:16
A woman slipped on frozen grass near the summit of Orrest Head, sustaining a suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated by team members and evacuated to the roadside where she was transferred to an ambulance
Sat, 29th November 2014, 16:40

A family group of three became benighted when they ran out of daylight and only had the torch from a phone. A small scale search was organised, and during this we managed to activate SARLOC, which located them on the ridge. They were escorted down by team members.

Sat, 22nd November 2014, 19:11

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...

Fri, 21st November 2014, 17:21

A lone, foreign female became benighted after becoming lost. She was located using SARLOC and then by a team member and assisted from the hill.

Fri, 21st November 2014, 15:30
A woman sustained an ankle injury, possibly a fracture, walking near Easedale Tarn. Team members not already committed to the earlier rescue and members of Kendal MRT went to her aid. She was stretchered from the fell and transferred to an ambulance at our base.
Fri, 21st November 2014, 15:30
A woman sustained an ankle injury, possibly a fracture, walking near Easedale Tarn. Team members not already committed to the earlier rescue and members of Kendal MRT went to her aid. She was stretchered from the fell and transferred to an ambulance at our base.
Fri, 21st November 2014, 12:40

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.

Mon, 17th November 2014, 14:45

A woman slipped while walking and suffered a nasty, open fracture to her tibia and fibula. She was treated by team members and evacuated to hospital by air ambulance

Fri, 14th November 2014, 22:36

An elderly male separated from his wife and subsequently benighted. She returned to their hotel and reported him missing. A hasty search was organised around the Alcock Tarn area, and he was located, sitting in the dark, waiting patiently for rescue... He was assisted off the hill and returned to his hotel, wife and hopefully, dinner...

Mon, 10th November 2014, 15:19
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.
Sun, 26th October 2014, 11:46
A female walking near Red Tarn sustained a lower leg injury. The team attended, along with members of Kendal MRT and she was evacuated to the road. Weather conditions were best described as 'wild'....
Sun, 26th October 2014, 11:46
A female walking near Red Tarn sustained a lower leg injury. The team attended, along with members of Kendal MRT and she was evacuated to the road. Weather conditions were best described as 'wild'....
Sun, 19th October 2014, 13:22

A 75-year-old male tripped and sustained a head injury in Mickleden. The team were mobilised, along with an ambulance. When we arrived, he had been assisted to the ambulance and was being treated by paramedics. The team stood down and returned to base

Sat, 18th October 2014, 17:44
A male was separated from his walking partner and failed to make the agreed rendezvous. There was concern for his welfare, so a search was organised. He was located at a bus stop in Langdale having made his own plan B
Fri, 17th October 2014, 13:43
A woman slipped while descending Wansfell. She sustained a lower leg injury. She was treated and evacuated by stretcher
Sun, 12th October 2014, 19:50

Two men were reported separated from a companion, and overdue. Due to a poor phone signal, a team member was dispatched to meet the informant, and by the time he located him, his friends had turned up.

Sun, 12th October 2014, 13:00

An elderly male suffered a twisted knee and was unable to continue walking. The team was called and we responded along with Patterdale MRT. The man was treated and then evacuated by stretcher. It's a bit of a trek....

Sat, 11th October 2014, 14:35

A woman sustained a lower leg injury walking on the summit of Loughrigg. She was treated by team members and evacuated by team members, assisted by Coniston MRT

Sat, 11th October 2014, 13:52

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.

Sat, 11th October 2014, 13:08

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.

Sat, 11th October 2014, 12:45

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

Thu, 2nd October 2014, 14:36
An elderly male was taken ill near Slaters Bridge. The team was called, and he was assisted to a road-side ambulance by team members who arrived early on scene
Fri, 26th September 2014, 11:25
Shouts for help were reported in the region of Gibson Knott and Calf Crag. investigation suggested it was a local farmer gathering sheep. False alarm with good intent
Thu, 25th September 2014, 16:23

A woman slipped in Greenhead Ghyll, sustaining a lower leg injury. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Sat, 20th September 2014, 15:21

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

Wed, 17th September 2014, 15:58
A solo male walker tripped and sustained a knee injury, and was left feeling unwell also. Help was requested but the 999 call drooped out, so an exact location was difficult to establish. The team attended, and while going up one side of Pike O'Blisco, the injured man was helped down the other! We found him at Langdale campsite, where he was checked over, given some pain relief and continued on his way
Sat, 13th September 2014, 21:21
Lights reportedly flashing a distress signal were spotted on The Band. There were several separate reports. A couple of team members went to investigate. It seems possible that some unidentified helicopter had been in the area, but had since moved on. False alarm with good intent
Wed, 10th September 2014, 15:18
A 79-year-old man collapsed, most likely exhausted, near Penny Rock Bridge, Grasmere. He was treated by team members and evacuated to a friend's car for onward transport
Wed, 10th September 2014, 12:15
A woman, walking with a small group, tripped and sustained a suspected fracture to her lower leg. She was treated by team members and evacuated to the roadside to a waiting ambulance
Thu, 4th September 2014, 17:31

The previous incident had only just concluded when we were called to assist two climbers on Gimmer Crag. One had sustained a suspected fractured lower leg and the other one had suffered concussion. With help from both air ambulance and a Royal Navy Seaking the two men were evacuated to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

Thu, 4th September 2014, 16:10

A male walker took a tumble and sustained a head injury. We were called to assist the air ambulance with treating and evacuating him

Fri, 29th August 2014, 23:06
A group of five reported themselves as in difficulty, but due to poor phone coverage it was unclear what the difficulty was or were they where with any accuracy. A group of team members where dispatched to investigate and found that some of the group had self-rescued and the remainder required limited assistance. A minor injury that had been worsened by being 'encouraged' to push on despite pain, and a lack of sufficient torches amongst the group may have played a part in their problems
Thu, 28th August 2014, 21:40

A search for two males rapidly spread to involve four teams; Langdale Ambleside, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, Keswick MRTs and Lake District Mountain Rescue Searchdogs for two young men, lost on their way back to Langdale on an ambitious walk to Scafell Pike.

The initial search took place in appalling weather with strong winds, low clouds and heavy rain and sleet. When all search plans had been carried out by 5:30am, the search was scaled down with a view to catching a nap, and some food and drink and scaling up.

Wed, 27th August 2014, 17:26
A group of around 8 people were reported as possibly cragfast, with associated rockfall. The team attended, but it was found to be a false alarm, with good intent. The group had got themsleves on to safe ground unaided
Wed, 27th August 2014, 13:55
A young male, part of a small group, collapsed on the summit of Helm Crag. He was assessed by air ambulance paramedics, and then allowed to continue to Grasmere, escorted by team members
Sun, 24th August 2014, 16:52

A competitor in the Grasmere Sports fell race stumbled and sustained a head injury. He was assessed by team members and accompanied down to the finish, where he was handed over to ambulance paramedics for further checks

Sun, 24th August 2014, 14:08

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

Tue, 19th August 2014, 15:47
A climber took a lead fall, landing on his back and sustaining potentially serious injuries. He was treated and stabilised by team members and evacuated to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
Mon, 18th August 2014, 16:59

A male was reported with a leg injury in Far Easedale. The team was called, and treated the man before evacuating him to Grasmere by stretcher

Sun, 17th August 2014, 20:20
Three adults phoned 999 and reported themselves in difficulty in the Scafell area, reporting sleet and strong winds and being very cold. Wasdale MRT attempted to locate them from around 3:30pm, but could find them, or re-contact them. When there was still no trace of them by 8pm the attempts to locate them was widened. Car parks in valleys in Borrowdale, Eskdale and Langdale were checked for a vehicle reported as belonging to them.
Wed, 13th August 2014, 20:21
A man and his granddaughter were reported overdue from a walk round the fells at the end of Langdale. Last seen about 4pm on Bowfell summit, they turned up at Keswick MRT base at around 21:20 while a couple of team members where checking that they weren't making their way down Mickleden.
Sun, 10th August 2014, 22:56
Three men reported themselves on difficulty when one of their two tents was destroyed by strong winds. After lengthy discussions, it was decided that they would stay up there in there in their one remaining tent and make their way down in daylight. They re-contacted next day to confirm that they had got down safely
Sat, 9th August 2014, 14:46

Party of five reported cragfast with one with minor injuries

The minor injury was treated and she was airlifted by RAF Seaking. The remainder of the group were assisted from the rake.
Sat, 9th August 2014, 09:56

The team was called to a climber with a lower leg fracture. He was still on a ledge some 5 metres from the crag base. He was treated and evacuated

Thu, 7th August 2014, 14:30
Almost simultaneous to the previous incident we were alerted to a second near Alcock Tarn in Grasmere. A woman had slipped and suffered a suspected fracture to her ankle. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance waiting on the road below.
Thu, 7th August 2014, 14:23

A competitor in an orienteering competition tripped and suffered a suspected fracture to his lower leg. He was treated by team members and evacuated for onward transport for to hospital.

Wed, 6th August 2014, 17:15
A woman sustained a suspected fracture to her lower leg on the pony track to Stickle Tarn. She was treated by team members and evacuated to the valley floor, from where she was transported to hospital by friends
Wed, 6th August 2014, 16:25

A lone female walker phoned for help when she became lost on Crinkle Crag. She was located by SARLOC and after lengthy attempts to point her in the right direction, we decided to send a couple of people up to get her. At this point two others walked past her and offered to guide her down. We left them to do this.

Tue, 5th August 2014, 15:41

A young girl fell from a horse sustaining a suspected back injury. She was treated and evacuated to an ambulance by the team

Mon, 4th August 2014, 21:42

A father and three children were reported several hours overdue from a walk over Crinkle Crags and Bowfell, by the wife/mother, who had parted company with them at Ore Gap. She had returned to their campsite expecting them to be ahead. While preliminary enquiries were being made, they turned up in Keswick.

Sun, 3rd August 2014, 13:56

A teenage girl, part of a group, sustained a head injury in a fall. She was treated by air ambulance crew and evacuated by team members to the top of Dunmail Raise, and flown to Preston Royal Infirmary

Mon, 28th July 2014, 19:02

The team assisted police in the recovery of human remains from the base of the crag at Blake Rigg

Mon, 21st July 2014, 20:43

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.

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