The team were called by NWAS to an incident at Angle Tarn. Details were vague but with one casualty injured and having difficulty breathing and a second unaccounted for, we requested the assistance of the Coastguard. Great North Air Ambulance also mobilised. They were able to get close to the anticipated casualty site fairly quickly. They were unable to locate any injured persons. Simultaneously we finally managed to make phone contact with the informant, who revealed that the actual location was Angle Tarn, Patterdale.
A man was reported as suffering from severe abdominal pains and repeated vomiting near Angle Tarn. The team set off, along with Keswick MRT from the north. He was airlifted off by a Coastguard helicopter and his friends were recovered to Seathwaite by Keswick team members
A young female was reported suffering from heat stroke at Angle Tarn. The team was mobilised and was on the way up Rossett Ghyll when were notified that she had been recovered by air ambulance
Five people were reported overdue. Three had last been seen near Angle Tarn, when their group had become strung out, and two others, who had gone back up to look for them. A search was being planned when they turned up in the valley
A 60-year-old man started to suffer from hypothermia. His companions got him changed in to dry cloths and two sleeping bags and called the team. The team set off on foot, and an air ambulance was able to attend, reaching the man ahead of the team. He was evacuated from the hill by air ambulance to the valley, where he was met by the team and evacuated the rest of the way. This is the second instance of hypothermia we've dealt with this week. Don't be fooled by the word 'summer'!!
A 13 year old youth from York collapsed with exhaustion/hypothermia during cold, windy snow showers. The team, assisted by Kendal MRT 're-warmed' the casualty and stretchered him off the fell. The rest of group escorted to safety. All checked over by Team Doctor.
At mid day 14 teenage students from Plymouth left Thunacar Knott en-route for Mickleden. They failed to reach the ODG. A search was instigated with the Keswick team checking Langstrath. Eventually located near Angle Tarn suffering from exhaustion. 'Re-warmed', given hot drinks and plenty of food then escorted to safety. Low cloud and snow showers hampered the operation.
Very severe gales, hail storms and torrential rain during the night blew away tents and equipment causing 13 people to suffer from exposure. Some incredible flying by helicopters from R.A.F. Boulmer and Valley was demonstrated during the evacuation. The serious cases flow in to hospital. The rest, along with the team and equipment flown to Ambleside rugby field.
The Team went to the assistance of a 14 year old youth from Bury who fell on ice covered path near Tarn and fractured his ankle. Located in Rossett Ghyll and carried to safety. Seen by Team Doctor at base. Injured leg re-splinted for journey in private car to Bury hospital.
An informant who descended Langstrath reported an A.T.C. Group member had exhaustion. Keswick Team leader alerted this Team and on arrival at the Tarn found 8 teenagers from Manchester suffering from exposure, 2 serious. A Wessex helicopter from R.A. F. Leconfield did some incredible flying in severe gale force winds and heavy rain to pluck 5 from near the top of Rossett. The others escorted to safety. Assisted by Patterdale M.R.T.
It was reported that two females aged 17 and 21 were missing. Team assisted Keswick M.R.T. and S.A.R.D.A. to search Langstrath, Rossett Ghyll and Angle Tarn areas. Located at 10.00am 14/8/84 at Ambleside. Had not been on the fell at all.