Incident Reports

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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.
Sun, 17th June 2012, 17:26
A 68-year-old man slipped on the descent of Stickle Ghyll path and suffered a lower leg injury. He was treated by air ambulance doctor and paramedics, and then evacuated by team members to the valley floor. He was then flown to hospital in the air ambulance
Sat, 16th June 2012, 15:33

A man was reported as having been found cold and unable to move. The team was called, and was on route when a phone conversation with the informant assured us that she had warmed him up sufficiently to get him moving and was confident that she could get him down without our help. Team members were stood down and their situation was monitored until they were safely down. In an earlier, similar incident, ther progress of a group of 7 was monitored until they were also safely off the hill.

Fri, 15th June 2012, 12:37
A man was reported as having fallen from Jack's Rake while climbing it with a group of friends. The team attended, along with an air ambulance. The air ambulance paramedic located the man and confirmed that he had died. Some team members were airlifted to near the site, while others made thier way up on foot. The man's body was recovered. An RAF SAR helicopter was also on-route, but turned back once it was established it couldn't help. The rescue was carried out in very wet weather and we were assisted by Kendal MRT
Fri, 1st June 2012, 10:40

What sounded like shouts for help where heard in the Helm Crag area. The team was dispatched to investigate, but were unable to locate anyone in difficulty. After a thorough search of the area we stood down. This was a false alarm with good intent, but the initial shouts were possibly of mischievous origin... Kendal MRT were called to assist, but were stood down while on route.

Thu, 24th May 2012, 16:14

A male walker became exhausted and unable to continue near the summit of Fairfield. Attempts were made to try and talk him down, but these failed and we had to go and get him. Due to teh potential for a lengthy strtecher carry, we requested assistance from Kendal MRT. He was actually able to walk with some encouragement and assistance. Nevertheless it was a lengthy rescue.

Tue, 22nd May 2012, 14:54

A man was reported feeling dizzy and unwell between Hart Crag and Dove Crag on the Fairfield Horseshoe ridge. The initial position was given as Fairfield, but we were able to refine that after talking to the casualty site. The team was alerted, along with the air ambulance. The man was recovered by air ambulance before we got there, so we were able to turn round after a long, bumpy drive and a short walk

Sat, 19th May 2012, 16:56
A female member of a group of 12 slipped on wet grass and fractured her lower leg. There was initial confusion over the location; first heard as Grasmoor, and later confirmed as Grasmere... the woman was given pain relief, had her leg splinted and was then evacuated by stretcher to the valley bottom for onward transport to hospital
Wed, 16th May 2012, 13:35
A woman slipped on steep, wet ground and sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated by team members and stretchered to the valley. She was then transported to hospital by ambulance.
Mon, 14th May 2012, 15:58
While already dealing with the previous incident, we were requested to attend a man suffering from 'head pain' (not the most revealing of information!). A couple of team members were dispatched in an initial response, and more help was requested from Kendal MRT. During our response, we were notified that the casualty had been picked up by air ambulance.
Mon, 14th May 2012, 14:26
A man slipped and sustained a painful lower leg injury while walking with a group in Greenburn. He was treated by team members and then evacuated by stretcher to the team's vehicles. He was then transported to Ambleside and transferred to an ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
Sun, 13th May 2012, 14:39

A woman was blown off her feet, falling 30 feet, and sustaining back injuries. She was treated by team members and then airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle for treatment.

Sun, 6th May 2012, 12:30

We were requested to assist Patterale MRT when a man was reported approximately 24 hours overdue at a rendesvous. Various areas where searched and the man turned up at his meeting point, but later than expected.

Tue, 24th April 2012, 09:44

The team was alerted regarding an incident that had been reported via a very poor mobile phone contact. It came in as 'Greasedale' Tarn, and thinking Easedale Tarn, the police called us. LAMRT was mobilised to Easedale Tarn,

Mon, 23rd April 2012, 17:00

A man sustained a head injury in a fall on Crinkle Crags. He started to make his own way down, but someone went ahead to rasie the alarm. We met him in Browney Ghyll and he was recovered from there

Thu, 19th April 2012, 15:07
We joined Keswick MRT in a search for a couple who had become exhausted somewhere around the Greenup Edge area. They were uncertain of their location, and communication was poor. Teams were dispatched into Greenup Ghyll, Wythburn and Far Easedale. They were located by Keswick team members near Lining Crag and assisted off.
Tue, 17th April 2012, 14:33
The team treated and evacuated a 47-year-old male who had become semi-conscious and hypothermic near Nab Scar. He was transported to an ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
Wed, 11th April 2012, 12:03

A man slipped and sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. He was treated and evacuated by Air Ambulance

Thu, 5th April 2012, 16:25

A young boy was reported as having a head injury on the Stickle Tarn path. His brother had been sent down to raise the alarm but when we arrived he had been assisted down and was being treated by Paramedics who has arrived ahead of us

Tue, 3rd April 2012, 16:30

A group of three became seperated in snow and poor visibility. They managed to regroup and make their way down as a search was being organised.

Tue, 27th March 2012, 22:30

Flashing lights were reported near the summit of Loughrigg. They were visible for a prolonged period. A couple of team members checked them out and found nothing.

Sun, 25th March 2012, 20:38

A couple became disorientated on the ridge between Calf Crag and Gibson Knott after what was probably an over-ambitious walk from Buttermere. They were given directions and advice, but still made very slow progress. A team vehicle was dispatched to provide a blue light to aim for in the valley and a team member walked up to meet them, and assist with luggage!

Tue, 20th March 2012, 17:35
A woman became cragfast on steep ground. Her husband tried to talk her down, but failed. We tried and succeeded....
Mon, 12th March 2012, 14:45
An experienced paraglider suffered a nasty fracture to his lower leg when he hit the ground on take-off high on Pike O'Blisco. His equipment re-inflated and allowed him to fly to the valley bottom where he landed in much pain. He was treated for his injuries and evacuated by air ambulance.
Sun, 11th March 2012, 13:28
A woman slipped and sustainied a lower leg injury. She was treated and evacuated by air ambulance.
Thu, 8th March 2012, 14:44
A man sustained a knee injury. His location was unclear, but he was eventually located at Greenup Edge. He was treated and evacuated with assistance from Kendal MRT
Mon, 5th March 2012, 14:45
A man sustained a suspected fracture of his elbow when he slipped. He was treated and evacuated by air ambulance
Fri, 17th February 2012, 15:00

A couple got themselves in to difficulty on Fairfield when they lost the path. They were encouraged to get moving after giving them directions, but a search was organised anyway. They found their way to a path, heading in the right direction, but it is likley that this was on the other side of the ridge.

Thu, 9th February 2012, 10:30

Following an RTC on an icy road, a family informed police by phone that they intended to walk back the 2.5 miles home. When they hadn't returned home after a reasonable time, they were reported overdue. A search was being organised when they turned up

Sun, 5th February 2012, 20:29
We were requested to assist social service in delivering carers to their clients, when snow condition rendered roads a little tricky. A funky Landrover with all traction bells and whisltes, plus snow chains means walking is a thing of the past..
Sat, 4th February 2012, 16:24

A man suffered an ankle injury while out walking with friends. He was treated and evacuated by team vehicle, the intention being to transfer him to hospital, however the weather conspired to make that very difficult. Roads were blocked by traffic stuck in snow. Eventually he was assessed by a team doctor, and taken home, with instructions to go to hospital the following day if there was a problem.

Sat, 4th February 2012, 13:25
A mountain biker sustained a lower leg injury in a fall on a snow-covered track. We were able to drive to him and recover him without to much difficulty.
Fri, 3rd February 2012, 13:30
A woman sustained a lower leg injury when she slipped at the base of the Bad Step.
Sat, 28th January 2012, 16:45

A lone male was found in a state of collapse and hypothermic at Three Tarns at dusk by a goup of 5. They stopped to help him and raised the alarm. The team was dispatched and an SAR helicpter was requested to assist. The helicopter arrived just in advance of the first team members and the man was assisted to the helicopter and flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle for treament.

Sat, 28th January 2012, 12:00

An 11-year-old boy was reported as seperated from his parents in Little Langdale. A search was being organised whem we heard that he had been located back at their start point. Team stood down.

Mon, 16th January 2012, 14:50
A woman slipped on wet grass and sustained a lower leg injury. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher.
Thu, 12th January 2012, 14:48
A woman slipped on very wet ground and sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated and evacuated by air ambulance
Mon, 2nd January 2012, 16:00
While the previous incident was in progress, a woman called in at the base seeking medical attention for an injury she had sustained to her arm when she slipped while walking. She was treated, including cutting off a ring that was stopping the circulation to her finger, swelling due to her injury. She was given pain relief and referred to hospital. Not a 'normal' job, but her finger would have been seriously at risk if action hadn't been taken
Mon, 2nd January 2012, 14:20
A man slipped on wet ground and sustained a fractured tibia and fibula. We were able to drive to within a short distance and treat him, before evacuating him by vehicle for transport to hospital.
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