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.
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....
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
A male walker took a tumble and sustained a head injury. We were called to assist the air ambulance with treating and evacuating him
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.
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
A woman slipped and sustained a lower leg injury. She was treated by team members and evacuated to a waiting ambulance
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
Party of five reported cragfast with one with minor injuries
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
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.
A young girl fell from a horse sustaining a suspected back injury. She was treated and evacuated to an ambulance by the team
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.
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
The team assisted police in the recovery of human remains from the base of the crag at Blake Rigg
A group descending Dungeon Ghyll allowed their dog to run free and become stuck on steep ground. Group members tried to recover the dog, while others called 999 and asked for assistance. In an attempt to avoid human casualties on this area of steep ground, the team was deployed to recover the dog. We were on route when we were alerted to the fact that the dog had been recovered by a team member who had been climbing in the area. Much loved as your average dog is, you have to question whether it's worth a human life.. especially given the norm were the animal self rescues...
A female was kicked by a horse, sustaining a painful fracture to the humerus
A 65-year-old woman fell and sustained cuts and bruises to her head near the old golf house on Loughrigg. She was recovered by team members to Ambleside ambulance station for treatment by paramedics.
Today's final rescue was of a 59-year-old American female who slipped and sustained an lower leg injury. She was treated by team members and then evacuated back to Ambleside for onward transport to hospital.
The start of a busy day. We were requested to assist the air ambulance recover a cyclist who had crashed off the road on Wrynose Pass. We did this, and just as we were finishing, we were alerted to the next incident
A group of young people were camping at the tarn as part of an expedition. They decided to walk further uphill to watch the sunset. One of them became separated from the rest and subsequently suffered a fall. He sustained multiple injuries, including his head, pelvis and arm. He phoned for help, but was fairly vague about where he was. We managed to locate his companion's camp, and subsequently him. He was treated by team members and airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
A team member out on the hill came across a group with an injured member. He alerted the team by radio, and we responded, treating the woman and evacuating her back to Ambleside for onward transport to hospital.
A 17-year-old male, part of a group of 7 with a group leader, sustained a knee injury between Angle Tarn and Rossett Ghyll. He was treated by team members and evacuated by team members, assisted by Kendal MRT on a slow, wet carry...
A man was injured in an incident involving a horse and cart. The team were called to assist but were stood down when it was confirmed that the ambulance and air ambulance creww were able to deal with the incident
A couple became cragfast after getting on to steep ground and slipping down some wet rock that they were then unable to get back up. The were recovered by team members and assisted back down. A map, compass and a sense of self-preservation might have helps... We were assisted by some Norwegian rescuers who have been visiting us for a few days http://www.folkehjelp.no/
A climber took a lead fall while climbing on Pavey Ark. He was stabilised by team members and air ambulance paramedics, and airlifted to hospital for further treatment by RN Gannet
We were requested to assist police with a search for a high risk missing person in the Little Langdale area. He was located after a prolonged search
We were requested to assist North West Ambulance Service with locating a patient who was reported in the vicinity of Old Dungeon Ghyll, but who could not be found. The patient was eventually located at the National Trust campsite and her head injury treated by team members, who waited with her until an ambulance arrived
A male in his 70's was taken ill while walking with a group. The team attended and he was evacuated from the hill.
A woman slipped and sustained a lower leg injury. She was treated by team members and stretchered to our vehicles and then transferred to an ambulance at our base.
A SPOT device was activated in the Rossett Crag area. ARCC Kinloss made initial inquiries as to the nature of the problem, but were unable to get much useful information. On the basis that the most likely users of this device was a group of 5 young people, the team was called to investigate.
Two young men poned for assistance when they got lost near Bowfell summit. It proved very difficult to contact them, but eventually we managed a brief conversation. It's not certain that they were where they thought they were, but we did our best to give them direction and get them moving in the right direction during the remaining daylight. We failed, and lost contact for several hours, and were just about to scale up the search, with team members returning from Grasmere, when we were told that they had found their way to Brotherilkeld.
A 17-year-old girl suffered a knee injury and was unable to continue her walk. The team was called, and due to a simultaneous call to Stickle Tarn, Kendal MRT were requested to assist. The young woman was treated by team members and then evacuated by stretcher. It's a long slog up and a long slog back... and it was wet..!
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.
A woman was reported as having sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. The team attended along with an air ambulance and the woman was treated and evacuated
A couple reported themselves as unable to locate a route off Bowfell summit. They had been struggling for 2 hours or more. A small team was dispatched to try and locate them before it went dark. While this group were on route, the couple managed to get a handheld GPS to work sufficient for them to locate a route. No comment
A young male was reported overdue at the guest house where he was staying. Over three separate periods large area of varying terrain was searched without finding the man
We were assisted by dogs and handlers from LDMRSD and a dedicated trailing dog from Lancashire
Update: 15.04.14. A body, identifies as Matthew Jordan was located in Rayrigg Wyke, Windermere today.
A woman slipped on steep ground near Fat Man's Agony on Side Pike. She was treated by team members and then evacuated to an air ambulance
A woman slipped on steep, wet ground and suffered an arm injury. She was treated by team members, and due to the pain she was in, evacuated by RAF helicopter. No air ambulance was available to fly because of poor weather
An elderly man was taken ill while walking near the waterfall. He was assisted back to the road and a waiting ambulance
Two people reported themselves unable to find their way from the Low Pike area. They were located by team members and assisted from the hill.
A man slipped on wet ground and sustained a suspected fracture to his lower leg. He was treated by team members and we were in the process of evacuating him by stretcher when a Royal Navy helicopter flew past. We flagged it down and it helpfully agreed to fly the injured man down to Ambleside. We all walked back...
A second call to check for a car reported as stuck in a snow drift with concern for its occupants. We checked the road, but no additional vehicles were located
We were requested by police to assist in evacuating three people from two cars stranded in winter conditions on Wrynose Pass. We were on our way when police confirmed that they had managed to get to the people and evacuate them themselves
A two vehicle RTC cause injuries to three people in the snow at Kirkstone Pass. We were called to assist. With an ambulance on scene, but itself also stuck, we assisted Paramedics. One person was evacuated with back injuries, using our stretcher and there were two walking wounded. Approximately 8 other people were evacuated from the road because it was blocked by the snow and crashed vehicles. It would be fair to say that the road was not in any condition to be used before the collision occurred. Patterdale MRT attended form their side of the pass as well.
We were requested to assist NWAS with the recovery of a man who had slipped and sustained a lower leg injury on the lower slopes of Orrest Head, Windermere
A solo male phoned for help after becoming lost between Langdale and Grasmere. It proved very difficult to locate him, but eventually we worked out where he was. With some guidance by phone he was able to find a way down to Grasmere before it went dark. This was a little unfortunate, because he'd parked his car in Langdale. A smartphone, and the torch and a photo of a map from a book stored on the same phone don't constitute adequate navigation equipment.
A man and a dog were reported as being in the River Rothay in Ambleside. The dog managed to get back out of the water, but the man was swept away. A search was organised, involving Police, Ambulance, Fire Service, Lake Wardens and Coastguard. Sadly, he was located, deceased, in the water some time later. Early suggestions that he was trying to rescue the dog can't be corroborated.