A 15-year-old boy became separate from his parents at Ferry Nab. He was supposed to be running along the Claife Heights ridge and meeting them further along. When he hadn't appeared several hours later they reported him missing. A search was being organised when he turned up at their accommodation, having been found walking along the road by a motorist and given a lift back. He was cold and wet, but unharmed.
While we were attending to the previous incident, a group of mountain bikers arrived requesting help with their companion who had sustained a nasty head injury in a fall. The first aid that had been carried out was adequate, so arrangements were made for a visit to hospital for some stitches.
Snow and freezing conditions combined to render Kirkstone Pass impassable. This didn't stop the drivers of several vehicles trying to cross it, despite the 'Road Closed' signs. This resulted in a number of minor accidents and a number of people stranded when they could make no further progress. Vehicle trapped included a 4-wheel drive. Those who chose were recovered to Ambleside to await a thaw.
A local man slipped on ice which caused a nasty ankle injury. An ambulance was called but was delayed as it was coming from Coniston. Passing team members fetched medical equipment from our base. The casualty's pain was managed and his leg was splinted before handing over to the ambulance service.
A woman was reported missing following a domestic dispute while out walking with her husband. She had failed to turn up back at the car park. She was located walking to Windermere railway station, planning to catch the train home. Who said holidays were relaxing!
We transported an elderly male back to his home after some time in a residential care home and took a care worker to an elderly rersident in a remote house. Both destinations were inaccessable via conventional means due to snow and ice on steep roads.
We were requested to assist police in evacuating 13 people from a Hummer stretch limo after it became stuck in deep snow at the summit of the pass. The driver had followed his sat-nav, which failed to warn him of the snow. Looking out of the window obviously failed to provide enough information. Sadly we failed to get any photos.