Sun, 9th June 2013, 15:17
A man injured his leg when he slipped near Rydal Cave. The team was called, and he was evacuated to an ambulance parked on a nearby road.
Sat, 8th June 2013, 11:58
A competitor in the Grasmere Gallop race sustained a lower leg injury. He was treated and evacuated to the car park, from where he was taken to hospital by family members.
Sun, 26th May 2013, 14:09
A 25-year-old mountain biker fell and sustained a head injury. He was treated by team members and evacuated to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle by RAF helicopter
Sat, 25th May 2013, 14:30
A climber took a fall from Raven Crag at Walthwaite.
Sun, 19th May 2013, 15:47
While still dealing with the previous incident, a second one ocurred. This one was dealt with by team members who had liberated themselves from the first incident, along with team members from Kendal and Wasdale MRT.
Sun, 19th May 2013, 14:05
A woman was reported as being unable to continue following an injury to her knee. The team attended, along with the air ambulance. She was treated by their paramedic and evacuated to the helicopter with help from a number of team members. While this incidemt was in progress a second ocurred...
Thu, 16th May 2013, 15:00
A woman slipped and sustained a lower leg injury. The team was called and the woman was evacuated to an ambulance for transport to hospital.
Tue, 14th May 2013, 11:16
A man slipped on wet ground and sustained a lower leg injury. It wasn't easy to locate him, since he had no map or other means of determining his position. He did have a pamphlet describing his walk, and luckily the weather was clear, so we could spot him once we were in the area. He wasn't anywhere close to a path when he was located.
Mon, 13th May 2013, 19:52
The team was called to assist a man with a leg injury on Post Knott, Bowness. We duly assisted.
Sat, 11th May 2013, 21:10
Three men were reported overdue from a walk to Pavey Ark. Information was patchy, but we were able to locate their car, and subsequently them, in the car park at Stickle Barn. Assisted by Patterdale team leader, who was in the area.
Sat, 11th May 2013, 12:15
A 60-year-old man started to suffer from hypothermia. His companions got him changed in to dry cloths and two sleeping bags and called the team. The team set off on foot, and an air ambulance was able to attend, reaching the man ahead of the team. He was evacuated from the hill by air ambulance to the valley, where he was met by the team and evacuated the rest of the way.
This is the second instance of hypothermia we've dealt with this week. Don't be fooled by the word 'summer'!!
Thu, 9th May 2013, 14:39
A 17-year-old female succumbed to hypothermia near Red Tarn. The team was called and she was located, and checked over. Following rewarming, it was possible to walk her off. Her two companions had also started to suffer between the first call and the team arriving, so they were checked out and assisted from the hill also. They had given an accurate description of their location, but the grid reference was 3km out. Although their personal equipment was inadequate for the conditions, they did have the good sense to put a tent up and take shelter in it.
Mon, 6th May 2013, 17:45
The team was called to assist a mountain biker who had fallen off their bike. The grid reference and physical description placed the incident on the Coffin Route behind Nab Cottage. We were unable to locate the casualty in this location, and where then informed that ambualnce paramedics had located the casualty on the other side of the road and lake, and that they were able to walk down with some assistance. It remains a mystery how this confusion about the loctaion arose and it's fortunate that injuries were not more serious...
Sun, 5th May 2013, 17:00
A man and boy were reported overdue from a walk to Stickle Tarn and Jack's Rake. A search was being organised when they turned up in Langstrath, Borrowdale.
Sun, 5th May 2013, 16:18
We were called to attend to a person with a lower leg injury at Stake Pass. The team were mobilised, but while on route, it was confirmed that it was on the Keswick side of the pass, so we left them to it.
Sun, 5th May 2013, 14:44
A women sustained an ankle injury near the summit of Hart Crag0. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher. We were assisted by Kendal MRT on the long evacuation. While this rescue was in progress, we were called to two other rescues. It was a long day...
Sat, 4th May 2013, 16:35
The team was called to assist the evacuation of a male walker who had sustained a leg injury on the lower section of the path behind the Stickle Barn pub
Sun, 28th April 2013, 14:27
We had just returned to base from the previous incident when we were notified of a second. A man had collapsed twice in a short period of time near Dow Bank. The team were mobilised and an air ambulance was requested to assist. He was treated by team members and evacuated to the air ambulance for transport to hospital.
Sun, 28th April 2013, 12:48
A 15-year-old male was reported seperated from a group on the Cumbria Way in Langdale. A hasty search was organised. While team members were deploying he turned up at the Stickle Barn pub, having detoured up to Stickle Tarn and been pointed back to the valley floor by people up there...
Tue, 23rd April 2013, 23:56
A woman phoned for help after becoming benighted on very steep ground on Helm Crag. She didn't actually know she was on Helm Crag either! A search and some detective work ensued and she was located and recovered from the crag. She was returned to her accommodation and locked safely inside for the rest of the night...
It's possible that she would have made life easier for herslef if she'd not been wearing fashion footwear and had taken her sunglasses off..!
Tue, 23rd April 2013, 15:37
A man slipped and suffered a suspected lower leg fracture close to Rydal Cave. We are able to get very close to this location with our 4WD vehilce, so it's unlikely too much sweat was produced during this rescue. The man was evacuated to a waiting ambulance back at the road head.
Wed, 17th April 2013, 16:30
Two women reported themselves in difficulty in the Tongue Ghyll/Grizedale Tarn area. One of them was very cold. After having intermittent contact with them, a search was organised. We managed to work out their direction of travel, since their survival blanket had ripped and was useless and they had decided to move again. They were located at Grizedale Hause, having accidentally gone up Fairfield, as we're on their way down again (although they were unaware of this!!)
Tue, 16th April 2013, 14:11
A woman fell from the path above Dungen Ghyll. Sadly, she died of her injuries. The team recovered her body, and assisted her walking companions from the fell. We were assisted by Kendal MRT and a SAR helicopter from RAF Valley.
Sun, 7th April 2013, 16:24
A man fell around 30 feet when he slipped on wet ground. He sustained head injuries. He was treated and evacuated to a waiting air ambulance for transfer to hospital.
Sat, 30th March 2013, 17:20
A man was rpeorted as feeling unwell and disorienated while walking near Troutbeck. He was located by the team and transferred to an ambulance.
Tue, 26th March 2013, 18:26
A group of three were climbing on a frozen crag high above Kirkstone Pass when one of them fell and sustained a suspected lower back injury. He was treated by team members, immobilised for his potential injuries, given pain relief, moved to a point from where a helicopter from RAF Boulmer was able winch him on board, and then flown RVI, Newcastle. A team member accompanied him to assist the winchman with further treatment.
Mon, 25th March 2013, 13:58
A woman slipped on steep, frozen ground and sustained a painful, suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated by team members and then stretchered down over some pretty tricky terrain. She was transferred to an ambulance at our base and trabsported to hospital.
Sun, 24th March 2013, 19:55
The team were requested to assist Coniston MRT with a rescue above Levers Water where three women had succumbed to hypothermia. Specifically, our Autopulse portable CPR device was requested. Thankfully it wasn't required and all three were airlifted to hospital by RAF Boulmer.
Sat, 23rd March 2013, 21:03
We'd done quite well to avoid the mayhem that has hit Cumbria over the last 36 hours, but there was no way we ciould be left out. A motorist was recovered after he got his car stuck when he followed his sat-nav on to a minor road. While we were there we had to recover another motorist who blundered in to us. Luckily both were able to turn back before they were presented with the descent of Red Bank.
Sat, 2nd March 2013, 13:32
A man was found collapsed on a path near Dow Bank. He was unresponsive, and despite the efforts of passersby and air ambulance crew members, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The team evacuated his body back to Ambleside
Wed, 20th February 2013, 15:32
We were requested to assist the ambulance service with the evacuation of a male with a knee injury on Post Knott
Tue, 19th February 2013, 15:21
Almost simultaneous to incident 12, another man slipped on an icy path and sustained a painful dislocated shoulder. With some complictaing medical conditions and severe cold, he was treated and evacuated with help form an air ambulance
Tue, 19th February 2013, 15:09
A man slipped on a sem-frozen path and sustained an arm injury. He was treated and evacuated with assistance from Kendal MRT, due to an almost identical incident close by
Sat, 16th February 2013, 19:18
A couple where unable to find their way off Steel Fell due to snow, mist and darkness. We located them, assisted by Search Dog Kitt, and escorted them off
Sun, 3rd February 2013, 17:17
Reports if shouts for help we're reported over a long period from Pike O'Blisco. Police asked the team to check the situation. We investigated, but nothing was found.
Fri, 25th January 2013, 20:31
The team were called to assist police and ambulance service with a variety of tasks during a spell of very heavy snow.
Tue, 22nd January 2013, 16:04
A woman was reported as being in difficulty on steep ground near Ore Gap. A search was organise, but nothing was found. A well intentioned false alarm.
Sun, 20th January 2013, 16:30
While dealimg with the previous incident, we were requested to assist the ambulance service gain access to a woman who had suffered a lower leg injury while sledging. We were on our way, when we were informed that the had managed to get to her
Sun, 20th January 2013, 15:32
A man phoned 999 reporting himself exhausted and unable to continue. A search was organised. He was located on the road in Eskdale seemingly having recovered some of his strength. We were assisted by Duddon and Furnace MRT
Sun, 13th January 2013, 17:56
We were requested to assist police in recovering people stranded on a snowbound road.
Wed, 9th January 2013, 17:54
A couple became bighted when they couldn't find their way off the hill after dark. They were located by team members and escorted from the hill.
Sun, 6th January 2013, 13:45
A couple were unable to find their way off Silver How when mist descended. They were given guidance by a team leader and monitored until they were able to get below the mist and find their way down.
Sat, 5th January 2013, 13:06
Almost simultaneous to rescue number one, a woman sustained a suspected dislocated shoulder near the summit of Wansfell. With most of LAMRT committed to the other, considerably more urgent rescue, this rescue was effected by Kendal MRT and an air ambulance
Sat, 5th January 2013, 13:04
A man was reported as having fallen on The Band. Unfortunately the group were off-route due to a navigational error and were located on horrible steep ground on the east face of Crinkle Crags. The man's inuries, sadly, were fatal. His body was recovered, and his companions were assisted from the hill in a protracted and difficult rescue. We were assisted by Kendal MRT and a helicopter from RAF Valley made valiant efforts to assist, but cloud base and wind condition meant it was of limited use. These few words to little justice to the difficulty of this rescue.
Sun, 30th December 2012, 13:55
The team were called to Little Langdale to assist a woman who had sustained a ankle injury when she slipped and fell. She was treated and evacuated to Ambleside for onward transfer to hospital.
Sun, 23rd December 2012, 07:44
A solo male was unable to continue his descent after a knee injury acquired ealier became too painful for him to continue. An early start ensued for the team, with backup coming form Kendal MRT. He was treated by team members and then evacuated by stretcher. It was VERY windy.
Sun, 23rd December 2012, 07:44
A solo male was unable to continue his descent after a knee injury acquired ealier became too painful for him to continue. An early start ensued for the team, with backup coming from Kendal MRT. He was treated by team members and then evacuated by stretcher. It was VERY windy.
Thu, 13th December 2012, 15:48
A woman slipped while descending, fracturing her lower leg in the process. She was treated with a splint and pain relief by team members, then evacuated over frozen ground.
Sat, 24th November 2012, 14:24
A man was reported to have sustained head injuries when he fell near Easedale Tarn. The team were just mobilising when we received a second call saying he was OK. We went no further. Probably just a s well, because the grid reference passed put the location in the valley floor in Langdale!
Thu, 22nd November 2012, 16:58
We were requested to help the ambulance service to evacuate a woman who had been taken ill at home in Windermere. Very heavy rain and extensive flooding has rendered roads impassable.
Thu, 22nd November 2012, 11:19
A man was reported as overdue form his guesthouse from the previous day. His car was found parked at Old Dungeon Ghyll. A search was organised with help from Wasadale MRT and search dogs. The man then walked into the car park at around 2pm, as the search was getting started.
Fri, 16th November 2012, 18:30
We were requested to assist Kendal MRT with a search for an elderly woman missing in the Scout Scar area of Kendal. Team members went through to assist, but thankfully the lady was located safely.
Fri, 16th November 2012, 17:48
Two men became benighted near the top of Rossett Ghyll. They were located by team members and escorted down. A beautiful wet night for wander up on t'fells...
Sat, 10th November 2012, 13:40
A woman slipped on steep, wet ground and sustained a painful lower leg injury. She was treated by team members and evacuated to the valley for onward transport to hospital. We were assisted by Kendal MRT, who were still with us from the earlier rescue, and who were also dealing with an incident in Kentmere.. busy days...
Sat, 10th November 2012, 12:54
A man was reported suffering form chest and stomach pains on the lower slopes of Silver How. The caller hadn't managed to pass a very accurate location, because the signal dropped out, but this was resolved when the attending air ambulance spotted them. The man was treated and evacuated to hospital. Kendal MRT were on route to help, but were not required in the end. This was just as well, because in true MR fashion, stuff was kickin' off elsewhere..
Mon, 5th November 2012, 18:39
A party of climbers got caught out late and one became separated from the others. Thankfully they managed to sort themselves out and find their way down following a bit of advice
Mon, 5th November 2012, 16:07
A woman slipped and sustained a suspected fractured ankle. She was treated by the team and evacuated by stretcher
Thu, 1st November 2012, 15:37
Not long returned from the previous incident when we had to return to pretty much the same spot to rescue a woman who had suffered an injury to her hip when she fell. She was treated by team members and evacuated to the valley with help from Kendal MRT
Thu, 1st November 2012, 14:17
The team were called to assist a woman who had sustained a lower leg injury. She was evacuated by air ambulance while the team was on the way.
Mon, 29th October 2012, 17:24
A group of 4 became benighted on Gibson Knott. They had been delayed by a navigational error, and the couldn't find the way off the ridge in darkness. We did the voodoo, located them, then sent a small group to retrieve them....
Sun, 28th October 2012, 21:39
The team were involved with a search for two people missing in the central fells, along with Keswick, Wasdale, Duddon MRT, and Lake District Search Dogs... They were located, unhurt at Mickledore stretcher box and escorted to safety.. Seems so easy when you say it like that!
Sat, 27th October 2012, 11:39
A woman sustained a knee injury near the bottom of Loughrigg Terrace. She was treated and evacuated.
Tue, 16th October 2012, 19:49
A family of three lost their way while trying to walk from Grasmere to Langdale. They became benighted when darkness fell. They were quickly located using technological voodoo and escorted of the fell.
Mon, 15th October 2012, 18:32
A young woman and an older auntie went for what should have been a short walk, but a navigational error changed all that. The older woman started to struggle and with darkness approaching the younger woman left her to seek help. A search was organised and team members where being deployed when the woman was found by a local man who had gone out to 'have a quick look'. The man was living in the house in which the informant had called to raise the alarm.
Sun, 7th October 2012, 15:38
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.
Sun, 7th October 2012, 13:15
A competitor in a fell race collapsed on the ridge between Hart Crag and Fairfield. Other competitors and hillwalkers quickly went to his aid, admininistering CPR. Lancs Police helicopter also landed to provide assistance, flying back to Ambleside to collect one of our defibrillators and a team member. An air ambulance also repsonded to a request to help and landed nearby. Team members were also deployed on foot as a back up. The man was evcacuated to hospital, but despite this combined effort, sadly, the man died.
Sat, 6th October 2012, 16:40
A man suffered a suspected CVA while walking near the summit of Great Rigg Man. The team was dispatched, but was able to stand down once we confirmed that the man had been helped to the air ambulance and was being flown to hospital.
Sat, 22nd September 2012, 16:50
A woman twisted her knee. She was treated by team members and evacuated to our base for onward transport to hospital.
Sat, 22nd September 2012, 15:00
A woman tripped and sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated by team members and stretchered down the valley to our vehicles, from where she was taken back our base, and then transferred to hospital by ambulance.
Tue, 18th September 2012, 20:07
A 69-year-old male walker was reported overdue from a walk in the Far Easedale area. He was reported as experienced and capable, and unlikely to get lost. He was known to have a potentially serious and rare medical condition. A search was organised, with help from Keswick MRT, search dogs and a Seaking SAR helicopter from Boulmer. He was located near Calf Crag, on his planned route but immobilised by a leg injury. He had no mobile signal, and had been unable to call for help. It's unfortunate that he wasn't spotted by other walkers, because he wasn't far from a popular path.
Sun, 16th September 2012, 19:32
A walker was unable to continue after becoming exhausted while descending to Grasmere
He was located by the team and assisted to our vehicles and then taken to his accommodation.
Wed, 12th September 2012, 14:50
Two people became cragfast on the face of Harrison Stickle. They were assisted off without difficulty
Tue, 11th September 2012, 13:50
The team assisted a 79-year-old woman after she fell and sustained injuries to her head and wrist. She was only a short distance from the road, where an ambulance could get to. She was helped to the ambulance and taken to hospital.
Sun, 2nd September 2012, 17:01
A woman suffered a black out, which resulted in her falling and banging her head. The team, along with Kendal MRT were mobilised to rescue her. A SAR helicopter was requested to assist, but while wainting for it to arrive we managed to carry her to the valley bottom to a waitng air ambulance and she was evacuated to hospital to the Cumberland Informary, Carlisle. At this point we were able to stand the military helicopter down.
Sun, 2nd September 2012, 16:15
An elderly male was reported as feeling weak and unwell. The team was dispatched and assisted an ambulance crew in evacuating him to the ambulance at the roadside.
Sat, 1st September 2012, 22:10
A group of three were reported overdue on the Coast to Coast. In gathering information at the start of proceedings, it became apparent that this same party had been in the same situation the previous night, where, amongst other things, a mountain rescue team member suffered a serious ankle injury during the search for them. A search was organised for the party, with help from Lakes Search Dogs and Keswick MRT. Thankfully, they were located quite quickly, off-route in Wythburn. The 75-year-old male in the party had sustained an lower leg injury.
Thu, 30th August 2012, 16:22
The team were called to evacuate a man who had slipped on very wet grass and sustained lower leg inury. He had been treated by paramedics, and evacuated by team vehicle to the roadside.
Thu, 30th August 2012, 12:22
The team was called to assist a woman who had sustained a knee injury while descending from Mark Gate. The team were on their way, when we were made aware that the air ambulance had reached her and she was beong flown off to hospital. The team membersw ho had made it to the site walked down with her friends.
Sun, 26th August 2012, 16:44
A 26-year-old male competitor in one of the fell races sustained a suspected fractured tibia and fibula while taking part in an event. He was treated by team members and evacuated from the fell.
Follow up suggests damaged ligaments, rather than a fracture. We hope you're back up and running soon..
Thu, 23rd August 2012, 16:11
A man fell and sustained a leg inury in Stickle Ghyll, near the top waterfall. After managing to clarify that he was in Stickle Ghyll, and not Dungeon Ghyll, as first reported, he was treated and evacuated by team members, with help from Kendal MRT
Tue, 14th August 2012, 22:26
Flashing lights were reported form White Ghyll, a popular climbing area in Langdale. Two team members investigated but were unable to find anything. A false alarm with good intent.
Tue, 14th August 2012, 11:50
A 17-year-old boy sustained a head injury in a fall on Fairfield. He was treated by team members, who were assisted by Patterdale MRT, and he was evacuated by helicopter from Royal Navy to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
Sun, 12th August 2012, 12:52
A 75-year-man slipped and tumbled about 20 feet, sustaining a nasty gash to his head, along with other cuts and grazes. He was treated by team members, then evacuated from the fell. After being examined at our base by a paramdic, he was allowed to go and continue his holiday.
Fri, 10th August 2012, 23:40
Two men walking from Borrowdale to Grasmere got separated in what seemed like odd circumstances in the Greenup Edge area. One man made it down to Grasmere and reported his companion overdue. With concerns about the other man's health and the state of his footwear, a search was mounted immediately. He was located in Wythburn by members of Keswick MRT and escorted off the hill.
Thu, 9th August 2012, 15:22
A 13-year-old girl sustained an ankle injury near Angle Tarn. The team was mobilised, and with the prospect of a long, hot stretcher carry, Coniston MRT were called to assist. Team members were nearing the top of Rossett Ghyll when we were notified that an air ambulance had managed to get to her and evacuate her.
Wed, 8th August 2012, 18:43
A woman was reported overdue after separating from her husband in Crinkle Ghyll earlier in the day. With rough terrain and big drops in the area, her husband was concerned for her wellbeing. A search was being organised when we were contacted to say that she'd turned up
Wed, 8th August 2012, 11:22
A man, walking with family, was taken ill. The team were called,along with the air ambulance. He was located, treated and evacuated by air ambulance
Wed, 8th August 2012, 10:35
A 10-year-old lad raced his mate across an Ambleside car park. His mate managed to stop but he didn't and fell into a small ravine that borders the car park. He suffered a lower leg injury. He was treated by team membes and then evacuated from the ravine and handed over to the ambualnce service
Sun, 5th August 2012, 12:19
A man got stuck on Jack's Rake when the weather changed and it started raining. He was recovered from the Rake by team members and assisted to safety.
Sun, 29th July 2012, 21:52
Two men were reported overdue from a lengthy walk, having missed a number of agreed rendesvous en route. A search was being planned and other affected teams were being contacted when they were located by police walking on a road, near their finish point, some four hours overdue.
Sun, 29th July 2012, 14:26
A young lad was unable to continue after suffering an a lower leg injury. He was treated and stretchered off by the team, assisted by Kendal MRT
Tue, 24th July 2012, 13:22
Shouts for help were reported several times in the Rossett Pike area. A search around the area found nothing. Possibly a farmer rounding up sheep.
Sun, 22nd July 2012, 15:08
A couple came acroos a 65-year-old male who had taken a fall and sustained injuries to his head and hand. He was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance waiting on the road below.
Thu, 19th July 2012, 14:41
The team was called to assist the ambulance service evacuate a woman who had suffered a suspected lower leg fractureon the side of the hill. She was treated by the paramedics, and evacuated to the roadside
Sat, 14th July 2012, 10:15
A 12 year old male fell from Jack's Rake, sustaining head and spinal injuries. He was treated by a combination of air ambulance paramedic and team members, then carried a short distance to a waiting rescue Seaking, then flown to Newcastle for treatment.
Update on 23rd July from the young lad's dad.
Sat, 7th July 2012, 23:15
A group were reported overdue from a long walk from Buttermere to Langdale. We were in the early stages of planning a search when the group made contact from their planned rendesvous point in Langdale, nearly four hours late.
Thu, 5th July 2012, 22:15
A family wtih young children were delayed by taking shelter from a thunder storm resulting in them geeting caught out by darkness and fatigue without a torch. They were lucky to be assisted by three yong men who were camped at the tarn. They fed and sheltered the family in the tent (cosy, I imagine) and called for help. They were recovered by the team and escorted back to the valley floor and car park. The three campers were left in peace..
Sun, 1st July 2012, 12:58
The team was called to assist a 72-year-old man when he suffered chest pains while walking in Post Knott, Bowness. An air ambulance was made available and the man was quickly evacuated to hospital.
Wed, 20th June 2012, 17:57
Having just dealt with the previous sad incident, and still travelling back to Ambleside, when we were called to an incident where a woman had sustained a lower leg injury near Three Shires Stone. The woman was treated and evacuated to our vehicles and then made her own way to hospital for treatment.
Wed, 20th June 2012, 13:11
The team was called when a woman fell from Jack's Rake. The air ambulance attended, and Kendal MRT assisted. Sadly, the woman died of her injuries. Her body was evacuated by the team.