Gt Langdale

Incident Report #44 2012

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.
Man Hours
17 team members, plus Kendal MRT, air ambulance and RAF Seaking
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY285079

Incident Report #42 2012

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..
Man Hours
12 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY289078

Incident Report #38 2012

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
Man Hours
12 team members for 2.5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY291069

Incident Report #37 2012

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.

Man Hours
11 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY271042

Incident Report #36 2012

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
Man Hours
18 team members for 5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY285079

Incident Report #85 1994

The team were called to a group of boy scouts as one of them had bruised his knee. The message received was "If they cannot come tonight, can they come in the morning". Two members went to the scene, no help was required, but to top off the situation they asked if we could run them back to Keswick. One had to bite one's lip and check the diary for appointments!!
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Incident Report #44 2008

While trying to work out whom, if anyone, was missing from the previous incident, we were notified of a second missing pair, unrelated to the first group. This time we managed to speak to them quickly, having worked out where they were, and were able to direct them to within sight of Stickle Tarn, from where they were able to locate a way down
Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type

Incident Report #26 1970

Two men (one a priest) aged 29 and 21 years, fell a considerable distance whilst climbing on Pavey Ark. the priest suffered leg, hand and facial injuries and his companion rib and thigh injuries. The team on this occasion was assisted by the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team. Both the injured were brought down by stretcher and conveyed to the County Hospital, Kendal.

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