A 75-year-old male tripped and sustained a head injury in Mickleden. The team were mobilised, along with an ambulance. When we arrived, he had been assisted to the ambulance and was being treated by paramedics. The team stood down and returned to base
We were requested to assist North West Ambulance Service with locating a patient who was reported in the vicinity of Old Dungeon Ghyll, but who could not be found. The patient was eventually located at the National Trust campsite and her head injury treated by team members, who waited with her until an ambulance arrived
Three boys (all aged 17), from Welwyn Garden City and Blackpool, suffered exposure at the head of Mickieden, Langdale. All three were assisted down the fell and then to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel where they were treated by the team doctor.
Footnote: These boys were on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition, but with the equipment they had, both group and personal, they should never have started out—it was a very bad turn out altogether.
Weather conditions: Very bad, with rain and mist, and ground conditions were very wet. It was very cold for the time of year.
At mid day 14 teenage students from Plymouth left Thunacar Knott en-route for Mickleden. They failed to reach the ODG. A search was instigated with the Keswick team checking Langstrath. Eventually located near Angle Tarn suffering from exhaustion. 'Re-warmed', given hot drinks and plenty of food then escorted to safety. Low cloud and snow showers hampered the operation.
A woman slipped and fell around 10 feet from a rock on the side of the track in Mickleden. Ironically she had climbed the rock in order to avoid a big a big puddle on the track, which she then fell back in to... some days just don't go as planned!! She sustained head, arm, shoulder and neck injuries and was evacuated by team vehicle to an ambulance at Old Dungeon Ghyll.
A Boys Brigade Expedition requested help when two of their party, aged 17 and 18 from Kemston, suffered ankle injuries and blisters/exhaustion/exposure. A mini search ensued to find the rest of the group. The rescue was on at the same time as No. 34 above.