Incident Reports

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Sun, 27th November 2016, 20:45

We assisted NWAS to recover an ambulance from a steep, slippery track in Troutbeck

Sun, 27th November 2016, 10:46

Shouts were heard in the vicinity of Blea Crag. We were unable to recontact the informant and were on our way to take a look when it was confirmed that it was a farmer gathering sheep

Thu, 24th November 2016, 12:40

We were requested to assist with the recovery of a man's body from the stream that runs through a deep channel in central Ambleside

Sun, 13th November 2016, 11:57

The team was calle dto rescue a woman who had sustainied a nasty fractured to her humerus when she slipped and fell. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Sun, 6th November 2016, 17:30

A group of 10 were delayed when one of their number was slowed down by injury, cold and fatigue. They were located near Red Tarn and assisted down

Sat, 5th November 2016, 21:40

We were requested to assist Wasdale MRT with a large area search in the Central Fells. Five people had become separated from a very large group and failed to return. They were located near Styhead Tarn around midneight, cold and wet, by members of Keswick MRT. 

Sat, 5th November 2016, 13:46

A woman slipped on steep grass and suffered a possible lower leg fracture. She was treated by the team and evacuated by stretcher.

Fri, 4th November 2016, 16:53

We were requested tp assist NWAS in revoering a woman who had slipped and sustained a suspected lower leg fracture

Sat, 29th October 2016, 18:11

An elderley woman became lost and exhausted while walking with a small group. Initially thought to be in Patterdale MRT's are, a SARLOC locations placced her on Low Pike. She was treated and evacuated by team members

Fri, 28th October 2016, 23:27

 A car was reported as "stuck on a cliff edge" on Wrynose Pass. This turned out to not be entirely true on a number of facts. Firstly it was on HArdknott Pass, and secondly a team member was able to reverse it back on to the road and remedy the situation. Wasdale MRT were also involved, because it was actually within their operational area, but we were already quite close by the time the correct location was identified

Wed, 19th October 2016, 14:42

The team treated and evacuated a woman with a lower  leg injury from near Easedale Tarn. This is our 26th lower leg injury of 2016. 

Sat, 15th October 2016, 15:19

A woman sustained a susoected lower leg fracture when she slipped on a steep section of path. She was treated by members of LAMRT and RAF Leeeming MRT and evacuated to the valley. Injuries to  team member sustained on the descent have proved not to be serious, but may take some time to recoer from.

Wed, 5th October 2016, 16:35

A male was reported as despondent and missing in the area. He was located in Rossett Ghyll and assisted down. We were assisted by Coniston MRT

Sun, 2nd October 2016, 14:02

Female with lower leg fracture at the top of Dungeon Ghyll. The team assisted in loading the casualty in to an aor ambulance for evacuation to hospital

Sat, 1st October 2016, 21:53

We assisted NWAS with an unconscious young female at a proprty in Bowness

Sat, 1st October 2016, 17:16

58-year-old male with leg injury. Treated and stretchered off. Long night!

Fri, 30th September 2016, 01:00

We were requested to assist Coniston MRT with a search for a lone male walker overdue on the Cumbria Way. We failed to find him at this stage, but he was located early next day when he finally conatcted his wife

Wed, 21st September 2016, 12:17

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

Sun, 18th September 2016, 16:02

A 71-year-old male sustained a fracture-dislocated ankle. He was treated by team members and avacuated to an ambulance

Tue, 13th September 2016, 12:52

A 70-year-old woman sustained a fractured ankle when she slipped. She was treated and evacuated by team members.

Mon, 5th September 2016, 12:45

We were requested by Keswick MRT to assist in a search for two women who had got lost on the Coast to Coast route near Greenup Edge. They were located by a Keswick team member and handed over to LAMRT to be ecorted to Grasmere

Sat, 27th August 2016, 21:02

A young woman who had assisted the previous casualty was continuing her walk when she slipped and sustained a suspected wrist fracture.  She was assisted to the air ambulance and evacuated with the previous casualty. This was unfortunate at the best of times, but particularly given the assistance she'd already provided to the previoous casualty

Sat, 27th August 2016, 15:22

A 69-year-old male posed for a photo on the summit  when he slipped and fell down a crevice,sustaining head, neck and chest injuries.  He was extracted with some difficulty and evacuated to an air ambulance.

Wed, 24th August 2016, 22:02

The team assisted two people who had got themselves lost on rough and heavily overgrown ground above Grasmere

Mon, 22nd August 2016, 14:40

Woman slipped on wet rocky path and sustained injuries to her head, eye, hand and leg. She was assisted down by the team and treated by paramedics

Fri, 19th August 2016, 15:53

A young woman took a fall, sustaining a back injury. As we were treating her, her condition deteriorated and became serious ill. She was evacuated rapidly to a waiting ambulance and subsequently to an air ambulance for transport to hospital

Mon, 15th August 2016, 13:40

A woman sustained a suspected ankle fracture near the summit of Wansfell. She was treated by team members and air ambulance crew, and then evacuated to Furness Generak Hospital

Sun, 14th August 2016, 14:23

A male was reported as collapsed and unconscious in the vicinity of Loughrigg Terrace. We attended and located the man. He had regained consciousness. He was stretchered from the hill and handed over to ambulance paramdedics for transport to hospital

Sat, 13th August 2016, 12:37

A solo male reported himself in difficulty when his torch failed near High Raise. He was located by team members and escorted down. A long night

Mon, 8th August 2016, 20:23

A couple were reported overdue from a walk in Langdale. They turned up while a preliminary search was being carried out

Sun, 7th August 2016, 15:30

Requested to assist Wasdale MRT with a semiconscious male casualty on Esk Pike..  Team were responding when we were notified that the correct location was Scafell Pike. We stood down.

Thu, 4th August 2016, 18:11

A couple became lost and stuck on steep ground in the Grasmere area. They weren't able to give us any useful information about their route or location and the search we organised was clearly going to take a long time. At some point they got bored waiting and thankfully found a way down. Even at this point we couldn't work out where they were. A Coastguard helicopter had been mobilised to assist but we were able to stand it down

Thu, 4th August 2016, 12:13

A young man suffered an ankle injury on the Stickle Tarn path. He was treated by the team and evacuated by stretcher

Fri, 29th July 2016, 14:39

A young woman was reported with severe stomach pains on Heron Pike. Team members attended and she was evacuated via air ambulance

Tue, 26th July 2016, 17:58

We were requested to assist the ambulance service to recover a female with a suspected lower leg fracture.

Thu, 21st July 2016, 16:03

A male sustained a fractured lower leg when he fell while bouldering.

Tue, 19th July 2016, 15:55

A young female was reported suffering from heat stroke at Angle Tarn. The team was mobilised and was on the way up Rossett Ghyll when were notified that she had been recovered by air ambulance

Mon, 4th July 2016, 17:26

A group of D of E candidates became disorientated and cold in poor conditions near Codale Tarn. They were located by the team and escorted down

Sun, 19th June 2016, 16:38

A man sustained a suspected dislocated shoulder in a fall. He was treated and avacuated by the team to an ambulance waiting at our base. 

Fri, 17th June 2016, 17:42

We assisted other emergency services with the rescue of a male who had sustained serious injuries when he crashes from his bike on The Struggle, a steep hill in Ambleside

Sun, 12th June 2016, 21:12

We were requested to assit NWAS with accessing an exhausted male at Three Shires Stone. Their ambulance is unable to access this steep road.

Sun, 5th June 2016, 13:46

A woman sustained a lower leg injury when she slipped. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Sun, 5th June 2016, 11:57

A male was taken ill on Heron Pike. He was assessed by team members and air ambulance crew and evacuated by helicopter to hospital

Sun, 29th May 2016, 15:27

A male suffered a recurrence of a previously dislocated shoulder while ascending Jack's Rake. Climbers on the crag were able to assist him to the bottom of the crag, and we recovered him from there

Sun, 29th May 2016, 10:42
A woman walking to Patterdale on the Coast to Coast route slipped and sustained a suspected tibia fracture. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher to an ambulance waiting on the roadside below
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 by 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. 

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