Fellwalking

Incident Report #54 2015

A 80 year old male fell, likely cause hypoglycemia. The team was responding from the previous incident, along with members of Keswick MRT, when we were notified that the air ambulance was able to pick the man up and lift him to the valley bottom, from where he was checke dover and taken to his accommodation for rest

Man Hours
8 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY314089

Incident Report #51 2015

A woman walking with her friend tripped and sustained a suspected fractured wrist and facial injuries. They were located using our SARLOC tool and treated by team members and air ambualnce paramedics and evacuated by the air ambulance to hospital. Again, an incident were the people needing help were not able to give an accurate location, and guesswork, detective work and SARLOC were all required to find them

Man Hours
12 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY2795607004

Incident Report #42 2015

A lone male walker reported a nasty ankle fracture. He was located with a little difficulty, having given a misleading grid reference and location, but we're good at this!! Treated by team members and air ambulance paramdedics, and then evacuated by air ambulance.

Man Hours
20 team members for 5 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY287105

Incident Report #41 2015

A couple had spent the night out in the Scafell Pike region. Efforts to locate them overnight were unsuccessful, so the search was scaled up first thing. 

Teams from ourselves, Wasdale, Keswick, Duddon and Furness and searh dogs were all involved.

They were located near the summit of the Pike, assisted to below the cloud base and evacuated by Royal Navy Sea King

Man Hours
7 team members for 5 hours, plus Wasdale, Keswick, Duddon and Furness and search dogs
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY214072

Incident Report #38 2015

Two members of a group of older walkers sustained injuries, one a dislocated shoulder and another a knee injury. 

They phoned for help, but with a poor signal, it was difficult to locate them. There location was described as 'Langdale Ghyll'... When we eventually did work out where they were, it was with help from a party member who had descended and could point to the way he had come down. (It's really useful to be able to name the location of your emergency!)

Man Hours
14 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY264084

Incident Report #30 2015

A woman walking with her son slipped and sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated by air ambulance and the carried by stretcher to their aircraft. She was then flown into the valley and transported back to Ambleside by team vehicle, then transferred to a conventional ambulance for transport to hospital.

Man Hours
12 team members for 2 hours, plus Kendal MRT standing by
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY3151408987

Incident Report #28 2015

A lone female walker suffered a nasty lower leg fracture while walking near the summit of Loughrigg. She was assisted by passersby while waiting for the team and air ambulance arrived. She was treated with pain relief, her injury splinted and then evacuated by helicpter

Man Hours
7 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY348050

Incident Report #26 2015

The weather wreaked havoc with the campsite of a group of DofE students. They requested help after all but two of their tents were destroyed. We attended their location and checked them all over, leaving them with heat blankets and instructions to stay put until daylight, when their leaders and supervisors would come and recover them.

Man Hours
11 team members for 2.25 hours
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY321103