Incident Reports (Advance)
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A male mountain biker sustained a suspected fracture/dislocation to his ankle when he took a low speed fall from his bike
He was treated by paramedics and evacuated by team members.
An elderly male was found dazed and with an obvious head injury on the summit of Brant Fell and help was called for him. He was treated by team members and the evacuated to a waitng ambulance
A fellrunner fell and sustained cut and got stuck on steep ground. He called for help but was vague about his location. In the process of tryin gto lovate him and carrying out the essential initial COVID 19 risk assessment, he decided he could self-rescue and did so.
We stood down and went home
A fellrunner slipped on damp ground and twisted his knee, leaving him unable to continue. In a procedure new to us, he was COVID 19 risk assessed, treated by team members and evacuated. Fortunately his injury was not serious and the service of our over stretched ambulance service was not required for transport to hospital
The health and safety of our team members will always remain our first priority
A runner became lost and disorientated in poor weather near Fairfield summit. He was located and escorted down in very challenging weather conditions with help from Kendal MRT
A 73-year-old man slipped and sustained soft tissue injuries to his back. He was treated by team members and then evacuated by strectcher over some 'challenging' ground for onward transport to hospital
A young male sustained an ankle injury while descending from Harrison Stickle. He was treated by team members and evacuated in extremely windy conditions
Unfortunately a team member took a tumble while helping carry the stretcher on the descent resulting in an injury that required investigation in hospital
Four ambitious young men were attempting to wild camp near Easedale Tarn when the extreme weather got the better of them.
They called for help and were assisted off by the team.
A young male in a group sustained an ankle injury and were trying to self-evacuate but encountered difficulty trying to cross Stickle Ghyll in severe weather. The team responded and met the group walking off
A cyclist came off his bike on Wrynose Pass. The team was requested to assist along with Coniston MRT
In the midst of Storm Ciara we were requested to convey a NWAS crew to a patient in Grasmere when their vehicle was unable to get through flood water
She was treated and evacuated to an ambulance waiting on dry land
A car was reported as in the river at Skelwith Bridge. The team responded along with Cumbria Fire Service, but the people had self-evacuated so no help was required.
Storm Ciara was in full force
Two men became benighted when they lost the path and ran out of daylight. They gave their position using a word-based location app, but this placed them in Bolivia, so we ignored it and located them via other means and retrieved them
A male was located suffering from a shoulder injury. Investigation also revealed atrial fibrillation as well, so along with Kendal MRT, a coastguard helicopter was requested to speed evacuation
We received a report of someone in difficulty with a leg injury descending Pike O'Blisco. They were eventually located and directed to hospital to have soft tissue injuries checked over
We rescued a woman from near School Knott who had slipped on waterlogged, snow-covered ground and fractured her lower leg.
She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance for onward transfer to hospital
We were requested by Patterdale MRT to assist with the recovery of a man injured in an RTC on Kirkstone Pass, Snow had made the road impassable and the RTC had further compounded the problem
An early start had us heading up to Easedale Tarn to assist a woman who had sustained injuries to her upper arm. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher with help from Kendal MRT.
The team was called to a male who was reported as having collapsed on Gibson Knott. We requeste air ambulance to attend. Unfortunately the man was confirmed to have died at the scene, depsite the efforts of bystanders who had administered CPR
A woman was descending from Alcock Tarn when she slipped and sustained a suspected fracture/dislocation of her shoulder.
She was treated by team members and evacuated to Ambleside for ongoing transport to hospital
A competitor in a long distance fell race ground to a halt after becoming disoriented.
He was located using the race tracking system and then by team members and evacuated from the hill
A competitor in a fell race injured her knee when she took a tumble near the Bad Step. She was initially taken care of by race marshals and then treated by team members. She was evacuated by a Coastguard helicopter that was training in the area
We were assisted by Kendal MRT
A female walker tripped and sustained a leg injury. The team was called to assist NWAS, but was stood down once the ambulance crew reached her and confirmed they would be able to walk her off
The team was called to assist a woman who had sustained an ankle injury near the stepping stones below Stickle Tarn. She was treated and evacuated with help from Kendal MRT
Two women reported themselves benighted. We located them and escorted back to civilisation.
We were assisted by Kendal MRT on this one, being short of members ourselves due to a prior engagement in Langdale.
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A female sustained an ankle injury while descending Rossett Ghyll. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher to the valley for onward transport to hospital.
A man sustained a serious ankle fracture/dislocation. He was treated by team members, but the need for ongoing manual traction applied to the ankle in order to maintain the blood supply to his foot meant that a stretcher evacuation was not the best option. A Coastguard helicopter was requested and was able to attend and winch the man and fly him to hospital
A woman was seen falling from Jack's Rake. The team attended along with Great North Air Ambulance. Unfortunately it was determined that she'd died of the injuries sustained in the fall. We were assisted in evacuating her body by Kendal MRT
A young boy fell from the cairn on Loughrigg summit, sustaining suspected spinal injuries. The team was called along with North West Air Ambulance. He was treated by paramedics and then evacuated to hospital
A teenage male became separated from his family as he proceeded ahead of them while descending to Stake Pass from Mart Crag Moor. They searched the area around Stake Pass, then called the team. A search was organised and he was located coming down from Rossett Ghyll. We were assisted by Keswick MRT and Lake District Mountain Search and Rescue Dogs
While the previous incident was ongoing we were alerted to a suspected cardiac incident on the slopes of Wansfell. A team was hastily dispatched and an air ambulance was requested to assist.The male was treated and flown to hopsital
A 70-year-old walker was reported semi-conscious and with breathing difficulties near Raven Crag, Walthwaite, Gt Langdale. The team was requested to respond, but were stood down on arrival because the person had made their way tp the road and was being assessed by paramedics
A woman sustained an ankle injury descending from Harrison Stickle. She was treated by the team and evacuated by stretcher. We were assisted on a long carry by members of RAF Leeming MRT
A participant in an organised cycling event was reported as unconscious and not breathing at on Wrynose Pass. Despite the efforts of a number of people including the team and air ambulance, the person was declared to have died at the scene.
We were requested to assist NWAS in evacuating a patient who had suffered a suspected cardiac arrest while running with companions. He was transferred to an air ambulance and flown to hospital
A climber was hit by a large falling rock while descending from a route. He sustained serious multiple injuries. His companion raised the alarm.
In the complex ground of the crag and the gloom of dusk, it took us a while to locate them. Team members were lifted to the crag by Coastguard Rescue 199. Belays were established and they were lowered to the climber and his condition was stabilised. He was then lowered further down the crag to a point where the helicopter could reach them again to winch the injured man aboard. He was flown to a major trauma centre for treatment.