Information was received that a 24 year old soldier from Catterick had fallen during an abseil and sustained spinal injuries. Located in the back of a 3 ton truck outside the Three Shires Hotel. Unloaded and taken to hospital by ambulance.
An A.T.C. Officer aged 40 from Wilford, Notts, demonstrating abseil methods, fell 50' when climbing belt and safety rope became detached from tutor. He sustained serious multiple injuries. A helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer flew casualty to Whitehaven Hospital.
The Team went to the assistance of a 33 year old climber from London who was left hanging free from the rock when his abseil rope fouled up in his harness. Climber trying to recover "Runners" from "Haste not Direct". Taken off crag unhurt.
A 24 year old man from Maidstone, Kent was abseiling and fell 40ft. — landing on his back and sustaining severe spinal injuries. The Team were called to assist.
Footnote: He descended the last 50ft. too fast, out of control and fell. All the climbing equipment was in first class order.
Weather Conditions: Warm, Sunny, Dry.