We were requested by police to carry out an additional search for personal items relating to the previous days incident. Team Swiftwater Rescue Technicians searched rivers and banks and located several items that allowed the casualty to be identified.
A woman was reported being washed down a swollen river through Grasmere. The team responded to assist a multi-agency search of the river side and lake. Sadly, a body was located and recovered just after 3pm.
A 20 year old man from Blackburn on a solo walk via Scafell was reported missing. The
Team and Keswick M.R.T., assisted by 8 search dogs, searched all night with negative results. Found 10.50am safe and well in Keswick. Weather conditions: Gales and heavy rain.
A full scale search was mounted when 2 elderly gentlemen from Epsom, who were last seen at 1.00pm failed to arrive at Langdale. Six Lake District teams, R.A.F Linton M.R.T. and S.A.R.D.A., assisted by a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer, scoured the mist-shrouded fells. Located Martcrag Moor at 11.30am 22/11 /84. Both persons exhausted and suffering from incipient exposure. Airlifted to safety and flown to Ambleside Health Centre. Weather conditions: Heavy rain during the night, low cloud.
We assisted police in checking the area after multiple reports of flares were recieved... we think someone was mucking about... cheers.. we had nothing better to do..
On Monday 13th December a bag was found by passing walkers near Stone Arthur. On reaching Grasmere they realised that it belonged to Gwenda Merriott. It was handed in to police, and today we organised a search of the area. At around 10:15 a woman's body was located. She was found in a area that we had previously had difficulty searching due to snow cover. Her body was recovered to Ambleside.
Search recommenced for women missing since 30th November. Teams from Bowland Pennine and Duddon MRTs plus dogs from SARDA were called to assist following the reciept of new information
A further search was carried out in connection with incident 116. The face and various gullies on Gimmer Crag and Pike O'Stickle were checked with assistance from Lancashire police helicopter.
A man reported his two friends overdue after they had split up at Angle Tarn, the solo male having returned to Langdale and his friends intending to carry on a little further, before returning.