Incident Reports

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Mon, 16th October 2017, 07:30

The team were involved in a major search which started in the early hours of Sunday morning for lone male walker in the central fells

Tue, 10th October 2017, 14:42

A male sustained an ankle injury when he slipped on damp ground. He was treated by team members and evacuated 

Mon, 9th October 2017, 15:15

A group of three were reported lost on Bowfell. They were located on Crinkle Crags, given directions to find the way down and met on The Band and escorted the rest of the way

Mon, 9th October 2017, 14:34

A 65-year-old woman sustained an ankle injury when she slipped. She was treated by team members and evacuated to Ambleside for onward transport to hospital

Sat, 7th October 2017, 14:11

A male fellrunner was reported with a head injury a the top of Raise Beck. A woman desended to raise the alarm. The team met the male on the ascent starting to make his own way down. He was treated and assisted off the hill.  

Tue, 3rd October 2017, 13:25

A woman slipped and sustained an ankle injury near Codale Tarn. She was initially assisted by members of another group. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Wed, 27th September 2017, 10:16

A lone male walker slipped and sustained a suspected ankle fracture. He had to crawl to a point where he could get a signal before raising the alarm. He was located, treated and evacuated by team members

Tue, 26th September 2017, 11:41

An elderly female fell and sustained a head injury while wlaking ona section of the Cumbria Way near Stickle Barn. SHe was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance

Sun, 24th September 2017, 15:09

A woman sustained an ankl injury when she slipped on damp ground. Treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Sat, 23rd September 2017, 11:40

A woman sustained an ankle injury when she slipped on a wet path

Tue, 19th September 2017, 15:55

An elderly man became unwell in Far Easedale. He was confused and had previously had a TIA. He was assessed by team members and an air ambulance was requested to speed his evacuation.

 

 

Sat, 16th September 2017, 20:38

Two people and their dog reported themselves lost and benighted without map, compass or torch. They were located quickly with help from Patterale MRT

Fri, 15th September 2017, 16:39

A woman slipped and sustained an injury to her elbow. We had just completed the previous incident so were able to divert and assist her

Fri, 15th September 2017, 13:37

A woman fell and suffered an ankle injury near Stickle Tarn. She made good progress down and was then treated and evacuated the rest of the way by the team.

Thu, 14th September 2017, 13:44

A woman in her 60s slipped on wet ground and suffered an injury to he lower back. She was unable to continue wlaking, so the team was called. She was treated by team members and evacuated by Great North Air Ambulance

Wed, 13th September 2017, 16:48

While dealing with the previous rescue we were requested to assist a male who had sustained a knee injury on Brant Fell. This was completed with assistance from Kendal MRT

Wed, 13th September 2017, 15:03

A woman slipped on a wet path and sustained a nasty open fracture to her ankle. She was treated by an NWAS paramedic and team members and evacuated by stretcher 

Mon, 11th September 2017, 17:03

The team was called to assist a woman who had fallen around 5 metres near Rydal Cave. She was treated by the team and evacuated to Ambleside for trnasfer to hospital

Thu, 7th September 2017, 15:19

An elderly male was reported as unwell and hypothermic at the top of Far Easedale. The team was mobilised and assistance was provided by Helimed 58. The man was airlfited to hospital and his friends were escorted from the hill through some pretty damp conditions

Wed, 6th September 2017, 15:32

A woman sustained a suspected ankle fracture when she slipped on damp ground. Treated and evacuated 

Tue, 5th September 2017, 13:00

A young woman slipped while descending Loughrigg and sustained a suspected ankle fracture. She was treated by team members and evacuated to Ambleside for onward transfer to hospital 

Mon, 4th September 2017, 12:15

A woman in her 60s sustained a nasty, bleeding head injury when she took a fall.

Sat, 2nd September 2017, 18:10

Two people with dogs reported themselves cragfast in a gully between Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. We set off to locate and rescue them, which is what would have happened if this is where they were. They had actually misidentified Pike O'Blisco and misreported their location, so managed to extract themselves while we were looking in the wrong place

Mon, 28th August 2017, 18:00

We were requested to assist NWAS to evacuate a male suffering chest pains from atrack near the bottom of Wansfell

Mon, 28th August 2017, 13:30

A woman sustained a nasty fracture dislocation of her ankle when she slipped on wet ground. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher for transport to hospital

Mon, 21st August 2017, 19:31

A family group were reported overdue from their walk to Scafell. An initial search was planned and team members were being deployed when the first of them arrived back at their accommodation, allowing us to call off the search

Sat, 19th August 2017, 15:27

A woman sustained a suspected lower leg fracture when she slipped 

She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Thu, 17th August 2017, 16:16

An elderly woman fell and was knocked unconscious. The team was called and she was evacuated to the valley for onward transport to hospital

She also broke her arm in the fall 

 

Sun, 13th August 2017, 17:05

A woman taking part in a challenge walk slipped and fractured her ankle. She was initially treated by medics accompanying the group, then subsequently by team members, then evacuated by team members, with help from Kendal MRT

Sat, 12th August 2017, 13:13

An elderly male, walking with his family, slipped and knocked himself senseless and also winded. He was initially unable to continue, but after a rest and examination by team members, he was assisted down to the road

Wed, 9th August 2017, 19:02

A man slipped and sustained a suspected ankle fracture. He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Sun, 6th August 2017, 14:58

A woman slipped on wet grass and sustained a nasty shoulder fracture. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance

Wed, 2nd August 2017, 21:08

A man and his daughter were reported overdue from a walk in the Langdale Pikes area. We were making preliminary enquiries and getting organised when they turned up. We went home

Mon, 31st July 2017, 15:16

A man was taken ill with chest pains at Stake Pass. He was treated by team members and then evacuated to hospital by air ambulance

Fri, 21st July 2017, 11:50

The team was called to assist a woman who was taken ill close to the summit of Helm Crag. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an air ambulance for onward transport to hospital

Tue, 18th July 2017, 10:56

A male, known to be insulin dependant, became ill. He was treated by team members and evacuated  

Sun, 16th July 2017, 15:05

A young male sustained  a suspected lower leg fracture at Link Hause. He was initailly cared for by a passing Keswick MRT member who was passing and raised the alarm. He was then treated by team membersand evacuated by stretcher with further assistance from Kendal MRT. It was a long, hot afternoon.

Fri, 14th July 2017, 14:06

We assisted NWAS with the evacuation of a man who had been taken ill and fallen in the water at Grasmere weir

Wed, 12th July 2017, 14:17

A woman tripped down a big step and fell against a tree, damaging her knee and banging her sternum. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance

Wed, 12th July 2017, 13:39

An elderly male tripped and sustained a head wound. We assisted NWAS paramedics with his evacuation

Tue, 11th July 2017, 22:15

A woman became separated from her walking partner and was subsequently reported missing. She was eventually located next day, having been accommodated near Esk Hause by a DofE from King Edward VI School, Stratford Upon Avon, having been safely accommodated in one of their tents overnight. Thanks to the 'Ruby' group for their help!! Not the first time a DofE group have helped out, and probably not the last

Sun, 9th July 2017, 18:17

We were all just about to go home from the previous rescue when we were notified of a male who had collapsed, exhausted and unwell. He was treated by team members and evacuated to a point from where the air ambulance could take him on to hospital

 

Midges turned out in force

Sun, 9th July 2017, 16:12

A woman sustained an ankle inury when she jumped into a pool while ghyll scrambling. Helpfully, she managed to get herself out of the water, where she was treated and evacuated

Mon, 3rd July 2017, 12:27

While the previous incident was ongoing we were also requested to assist NWAS in evacuating a male with a head injury from Rydal

Mon, 3rd July 2017, 12:14

A woman sustained a lower leg injury when she slipped. She was treated by team members and evacuated to the road, from where she travelledf to hospital for further investigation of her injury

Sat, 1st July 2017, 20:35

We were requested to assist paramedics with our Autopulse to transport a seriously ill patient to hospital

Thu, 29th June 2017, 12:02

A young male, ghyll scrambling with an organised group, fell and sustained leg and arm injuries. He was given pain relief and his injuries were splinted and he was evacuated froma moderately challenging position at the bottom of a waterfall. He was tranferred to an ambulance in the valley bottom

Wed, 28th June 2017, 13:20

A female mountain biker fell from her bike having suffered a suspected cardiac arrest. Immediate CPR provided by her husband and several witnesses, plus successful defibrillation on scene by paramedics, First Responders and the team meant she could be flown to hospital for further treatment

 

20:00 update. Sadly we have just been informed that the woman died in hospital 

Tue, 27th June 2017, 13:51

A team member who is part of the Fix the Fells team was at work at the top of Far Easedale when she encountered a man struggling with an ankle injury. The situation was complicated by his wife struggling with an asthma attack. She and her colleague started to assist the couple down, and alerted the team to assist. We responded and assisted the couple to Grasmere

Sat, 17th June 2017, 16:22

A second pair became lost on Crinkle Crags. Our not-so-secret, secret weapon, SARLOC didn't would on them, so we had to go old skool and search for them, as well as the previous pair (incident 56). They were located and escorted off.

Fri, 16th June 2017, 14:00

A couple phoned for help when they became disorientated on Crinkle Crags. After attempts to contact them and talk them down failed, they eventually found their in to Eskdale

Thu, 15th June 2017, 16:05

Young make sustained a lower leg injury. Treated by team members and evacuated. 

Thu, 8th June 2017, 20:47

A mountian biker crashed on a steep rocky section of track, sustaining a painful lower leg fracture. He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher. The weather would have suggested it was anything other than summer!

Wed, 7th June 2017, 14:58

A woman sustained a nasty shoulder injury when she slipped on a waterlogged hillside. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Sun, 4th June 2017, 14:36

We searched a number of areas while looking for a vulnerable young male, missing in the Grasmere area. Unfortunately nothing was found. At the time of writing, police enquiries continues

Wed, 24th May 2017, 21:09

A couple in their 70s took a tumbling fall, both sustaining head inuries.

They were both treated by team members and stretchered to a waiting ambulance

Mon, 22nd May 2017, 18:58

A couple became lost and wandered of the back off Crinkle Crags, becoming stuck above Moasdale. They werer located and escorted off

Sat, 20th May 2017, 16:54

A young woman sustained a neck inury in a fall. The team assisted air ambulance with her evcauation to hospital

Thu, 18th May 2017, 16:20

A man slipped and fell around 5 metres sustaining a shoulder injury along with other potemtial injuries. He was treated by team members and air ambulance paramedics and then evacuated by Coastguard helicopter to Preston 

Wed, 17th May 2017, 16:22

TWo men became lost on Cribkle rag while we were still looking for the previous two. SARLOC didn't help, so we went old-skool and found them on foot. They were escorted off the fell

Sun, 14th May 2017, 17:44

A woman sustained an ankle injury when she fell. Unfortunately she wasn't able to give a precise location, so a protracted search had to be mounted. She was located and evacuated from an very obscure place!

Sun, 14th May 2017, 15:40

Male sustained head injury in a fall

Sun, 14th May 2017, 15:25

Female sustained lower leg injury. Treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Sat, 13th May 2017, 15:13

A fellrunner sustained a lower leg injury when she slipped

Sat, 13th May 2017, 14:44

A woman sustained a suspected lower leg fracture when she slipped. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance

Tue, 9th May 2017, 13:30

We were requested to assist NWAS with sccessing a man suffering chest pains near Crossgates, Elterwater

Tue, 9th May 2017, 12:07

A man was reportedd as collapsed woth CPR in progress.

The team attended along with aor ambulance, but sadly the man was pronounced as deceased at the scene

Thu, 4th May 2017, 21:47

A 65-year-old man collapsed. Despite attmeptsby passersby and team, team members and aor ambulance paramedics, he was pronounced deceased. He was evacuated to Ambleside

Wed, 3rd May 2017, 17:44

A man sustained a lower leg injury when he slipped. He was treated by team members and stretchered to a team vehicle for transport to an anmbulance in Ambleside

Sun, 30th April 2017, 18:32

Two people were reported cragfast on Raven Crag, Langdale. Investigation proved they were OK, so we stood down

Sun, 30th April 2017, 17:08

We were requested to assist wit the recovery of a male whohad fallen down a steep bank on the riverside in Ambeside

Fri, 28th April 2017, 16:19

An overseas female sustained a lower leg injury when she slipped

Thu, 27th April 2017, 16:41

An 82-year-old man fell and sustained wrist and facial injuries. He was treated by team members and evacuated to a waiting ambulance for onward travel to hospital

Sat, 22nd April 2017, 13:46

A woman descending Far Easedaletripped and sustained a suspected wrist fracture, plus a possible bump on the head. 

SHe was treated by team members and evacuated by air ambulance to Lancaster

Wed, 19th April 2017, 19:27

The team were called, along with Gtreat North Air Ambulance to attend a male who had collapsed while taking part in a fell race on Loughrigg. Sadly, he was declared to have died at the scene and his body was recovered to Ambleside

The team wiahes to pass its best wishes to the runner's family, friends and the close-knit fellrunning community

Tue, 11th April 2017, 20:29

A group of four males became exhausted after going a long way off thier intended route. We set off to retrieve them, onlt to discover that they'd been assisted from the hill by other people

Wed, 5th April 2017, 20:23

A group of three, seperated from the rest of their party ground to a halt when darkness, fatigue and recurring injuries got the better of them. They were located using our SARLOC tool and evacuated to Grasmere

Wed, 5th April 2017, 11:35

A male slipped and sustained a suspected knee fracture. He was treated by teh team and evacuated to an ambulance

Mon, 3rd April 2017, 14:32

An elderly male sustained a head injury in a fall. He was treated and evacuated to an air ambulance for evacuation

Sun, 26th March 2017, 11:53

An elderly male was witnessed collapdsing from a distance. Attempts were made to revive him, firstly by bystanders, and subsequently paramedics and team members, but sadly he was diagnosed as having died at the scene. His body was recovered to Ambleside

Thu, 23rd March 2017, 16:15

An elderly male was involved in a incident whereby hs mobility scooter collided with a wall on the egde of a steep road. We assisted in hos treatment and evacuation to air ambulance

Thu, 23rd March 2017, 12:30

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

Wed, 22nd March 2017, 15:46

Four people in two cars became stuck on a snow covered road. The team were responding when it became clear they had self-rescued, possibly when it was made clear that we wold only recover the people but not vehicles

Sun, 12th March 2017, 19:30

A large group were reported missing in Langdale. They were quickly located with only limited involvement from the team

Sun, 12th March 2017, 14:10

A man sustained a leg injury while walking near Tarn Crag. He was treated by the tream and then evacuated with assistance from a Coastguard S92

Wed, 8th March 2017, 15:05

A man suffered a fracture/dislocation of the ankle when he slipped

Tue, 7th March 2017, 14:25

A trail hound became cragfast and was reported as so. A small group of team members retrieved it and returned it to its owner

Thu, 2nd March 2017, 12:42

A 65-year-old woman slipped and sustained a suspected ankle fracture

Tue, 28th February 2017, 13:34

We were requested to assist the ambulance service with the evacuation of a 69-year-old who had slipped down a steep bank. 

Sat, 25th February 2017, 15:40

A teenage male with a sprained ankle was recovered from above Rydal Water

Sat, 25th February 2017, 15:17

A 51-year-old female sustained a suspected ankle fracture when she slipped. She was treated by team members and evacuated 

Fri, 24th February 2017, 09:42

A man slipped and sustained a supected fracture femur. 

Wed, 22nd February 2017, 10:05

While involved with the previous search, we were made aware of a male who had collapsed with a suspected CVA. Kendal MRT were requested to assist due to our prior involvement with a search. 

Wed, 22nd February 2017, 08:50

We were requested to assist with a large scale search of the Central Fells for a couple who had been missing overnight. They were located by members of Kirby Stephen MRT, cold and wet

Tue, 21st February 2017, 18:00

We assisted with a search for 4 people overdue from Scafell Pike. They were located cold but OK.

Tue, 21st February 2017, 13:32

A mother and daughter became seperated from the rest of their party near the summit of Pike O'Blisco. A search was organised. They were located when they made their own way down to Langdale

Tue, 21st February 2017, 13:05

A poorly equipped male was retrieved from Steel Fell. 

Sun, 19th February 2017, 15:05

We were requested to assist Coniston MRT with an incident on Coniston Old Man. A woman had dislocated her knee. A Coastguard S92 also assisted

Sat, 18th February 2017, 13:02

An elderly man became exhausted and cold in poor weather on Silver How. He was located by team members and stetchered off

Sat, 11th February 2017, 14:10

Two people became lost of Gt Rigg. They were located by other people on the summit of Fairfield who knew where they were, so wer able to guide them off. We monitored their progres until they were able to confirm that they were safely down

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