Road traffic incident

Incident Report #12 2018

Thu, 15th February 2018, 16:09
We were requested to assist the occupants of two cars who had ignored 'Road Closed' signs and become stuck on an ice-bound Wrynose Pass. Slightly complicated by the failure to pass one crucial piece of information; the fact that one of them had their leg in a cast. This scuppered our plan to walk them down, but we managed to dig the car out and get them back to the top to drive back the way they'd come.
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8 team members for 2 hours
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Incident Report #10 2018

Fri, 9th February 2018, 21:36
Three incidents all caused by people attempting to tackle snow and ice bound mountain passes... two Wrynose, one on Kirkstone (and it was a 4WD). There are 'Road Closed' signs in place. Satnavs only tell you the way. They can't see out of the window or anticipate road conditions
Man Hours: 
4 team members for 6 hours total
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Incident Report #121 2017

Fri, 8th December 2017, 13:08
The occupant of a car was recovered after becoming stuck on sheet ice on The Struggle
Man Hours: 
3 team members for 1.5 hours
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Incident Report #67 2013

Fri, 30th August 2013, 13:46

The team was called to assist a multi-agency response to rescue a woman from her car, that had rolled 150 metres down steep ground and come to rest on its side. The lone female passenger was seriously injured. All agencies worked together to extricate her and evacuate her to a point from where she was winched into a Seaking helicopter from RAF Boulmer and flown to RVI, Newcastle.

Man Hours: 
10 team members for 3 hours
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Incident Report #74 2012

Sun, 7th October 2012, 15:38
A team dog handler and Deputy Team Leader was returning from a training event in the Duddon valley, along with several other dog handlers, when he encountered a serious cycling accident on Wrynose Pass. A male had crashed at high speed, suffering serious head, facial and other injuries. He was stabilised while waiting for further help to arrive. The team was dispatched, and air ambulance was requested.
Man Hours: 
10 team members for 2.5 hours
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Incident Report #101 2011

Wed, 14th December 2011, 19:31
A man was reported stuck in his car in snow, high on Wrynose Pass. Two team members attended the vehicle, discovering it empty with a note stating that the occupant had gone to stay in a hotel.. A vehicle was stuck behind it. At the time of writing the road is impassable, due in part to snow, but also because the two cars are blocking it...
Man Hours: 
2 team members for 2 hours
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Incident Report #7 2011

Mon, 31st January 2011, 08:24

We were requested by police to recover the occupants of a car that had skidded on to it's roof on an ice covered road. They were uninjured. We also assisted the police in recovering their vehicle after it became stranded in similar conditons

Man Hours: 
4 team members for 3 hours
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Incident Report #15 1996

Tue, 12th March 1996, 21:22
A coach tried to get up Kirkstone Pass and became stuck near the summit in deep, fresh snow. The 28 elderly passengers on board started to walk down, but were picked up by Team vehicles and ferried to Hayes Garden Centre, for tea and biscuits to await a new coach. The coach that was stuck was recovered the next day.
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