A 30 year old man was reported missing by his girlfriend. Two small search parties and one SARDA member searched the Crinkle Crags area but found nothing. The man turned up safe and welt the following day (1 /12/88) having spent the night on High Raise, Great Langdale.
The Team assisted by Wasdale MRT, Keswick MRT, Eskdale OBMS and SARDA, searched for a party of 5 adults and 4 teenage girls who failed to return from a walk to Scafell. They were found by search dog at Broad Stand near Scafell. They were attempting to complete Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon within the weekend, although they had already failed on Ben Nevis due to the poor weather conditions. Poor judgement by the teachers was main cause of this incident.
the Team, SARDA. and Keswick MRT mounted a search for two 18 year old men who failed to return to Langdale from a walk to Scafell. They returned to Langdale at 2.30 am 24/7/88 having gone down to Borrowdale at 7.30pm the previous evening! Very limited experience and very poor equipment featured strongly in this call out.
The Team along with other Teams and a Helicopter, assisted the Patterdale Team in a massive search for a 57 year old Liverpool man who failed to return during the blizzards of the previous day. Incredibly after being missing for 24 hours he was found alive but unfortunately died shortly afterwards.
A search was started by the team when 10 schoolboys and 2 adults from Everton failed to return from a fellwalk on the Crinkle Crags area, Langdale. Team members with dogs searched many valleys and fell tops. They were found unharmed, but slightly exposed and exhausted at 3.00 a.m., near Green Hole, Higher Esk. The team escorted them down to Brotherelkeld, Eskdale, and then by ambulances to Langdale , where they had a meal and changed to dry clothes. Team assisted by Eskdale OBMS and Patterdale. Footnote: This group started off far too late in the day for a long distance walk.
A search was started when four people were reported missing on a walk from Langdale to Esk Hause, via Rossett Gill. The search was called off when they walked off the fell the next morning at 9.45 a.m., unharmed. — but LUCKY. They had spent the night near Hell Gill in Oxendale. Footnote: This group (1 man and 3 women) was still going up Rossett Gill at 4.30 p.m., with only one hour of daylight left They had no protective cloth¬ing, torch, food or spare clothing.
Two men set to walk from the ODG to Stickle Tarn and back and with almost impossibly bad navigation managed to get benighted at Angle Tarn. Team assisted by SARDA, RAF Leeming MRT and RAF Boulmer. They walked down in the morning. 'Words fail me' said the team leader.
'Someone' reported whistles from the Raven Crag area. A search revealed a ten year old boy to be responsible for the whistling. His parents were 'educated' whilst the team conducted a thorough search of the ODG bar, which lasted well into the night. Team assisted by Furness MRT.
A search was made of Wansfell, Ambleside, when flashes had been sighted from Wray Castle. Nothing was found, and the search was called off at 1.00a.m. (13.4.77) Footnote: This was a false alarm with good intent. Weather conditions: Rain, gale force winds, dark, very wet underfoot.
The Team assisted Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and search dogs after two male walkers were reported missing on Scafell Pike. Search called off after all night search when the men walked off the fell in Borrowdale at 9.00 a.m. Footnote: Once again, another group caught out by darkness — "We did not give ourselves enough time for the walk in daylight" said one man. Weather conditions: Deteriorating, thick hill fog, strong winds, cold - old hard snow underfoot.
The Team assisted the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team in a search for two men missing in Deepdale — Greenhowe End area Patterdale. Found unharmed at 11.00 a.m., and escorted down the fell. Footnote: These men gave false names and addresses to the police — reason not given. They were caught out by darkness after climbing a snow gulley. Weather conditions: Thick hill fog, rain showers, windy. Thawing snow underfoot.
The team recovered the body of a missing man, age 40 years, at the head of Troutbeck Park, Troutbeck, Windermere, when a farmer found him whilst tending his sheep. Carried three miles by team on a stretcher. Footnote: There seems to be a mystery surrounding this man, who had been seen in the area some days before he was found. Last known address was Barrow-in-Furness. Cumbria police seem to know this man. Clothing and footwear (missing when found) totally inadequate for conditions. Weather conditions: Cold, dull with snow showers, ice and deep snow underfoot.
A search of Loughrigg Fell and surrounding areas of Ambleside was made when a 13 year old local boy was last seen at Todd Crag, Loughrigg. The boy was found unharmed at Rydal at 9.00 p.m. Footnote: The boy had little or no protective clothing to spend a night on the fells. Plimsoles were his only form of footwear. Weather conditions: Very cold, ice underfoot, darkness.
A group left their companion behind because he was slow. He was last seen near Three Tarns. He was reported as an inexperienced walker and had no map. Investigations were under way when we were notified that he had been located in Borrowdale.
3 team members for 1 hour
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A couple became separated on Crinkle Crags... one of them made it back to their vehicle and reported the other missing. The other, it transpired had been searching the rridge for his missing partner, eventually becoming exhausted and benighted near Swinsty Ghyll. He was found here by team members and escorted to safety. We were assisted by Wasdale MRT and search dogs.
10 team members for 4.5 hours, plus Wasdale MRT
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