Angle Tarn

Incident Report #34 2013

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'!!

Man Hours
15 team members for 2.75 hours
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NY245078

Incident Report #54 2012

A 13-year-old girl sustained an ankle injury near Angle Tarn. The team was mobilised, and with the prospect of a long, hot stretcher carry, Coniston MRT were called to assist. Team members were nearing the top of Rossett Ghyll when we were notified that an air ambulance had managed to get to her and evacuate her.
Man Hours
8 team members for 2.5 hours, plus Coniston MRT
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OS Grid Reference
NY241076

Incident Report #49 2012

Two men were reported overdue from a lengthy walk, having missed a number of agreed rendesvous en route. A search was being planned and other affected teams were being contacted when they were located by police walking on a road, near their finish point, some four hours overdue.
Man Hours
6 team members for one hour, with SARDA and Coniston notified
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OS Grid Reference
NY332067

Incident Report #94 2011

While winding up the previous incident we were made aware of a second walker, also seperated from his companions around Angle Tarn. Enquiries were being made and a search organised when the man phoned from The Woolpack Inn in Eskdale.
Man Hours
3 team members for 1 hour, plus Kendal MRT
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OS Grid Reference
NY245079

Incident Report #57 1996

This incident was reported as requiring an Ambulance for leg injuries. The man was actually three miles up the fellside and suffering from debilitating chest pains. He was treated for his pain by Team members then airlifted to Furness General Hospital by a Royal Navy Helicopter. He was actually suffering from torn intercostal muscles, sustained several days earlier, but requiring heavy exertion to bring on the problem.
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Incident Report #90 1997

People camping at Angle Tarn heard shouts for help. They phoned us and went to investigate. They found a husband and wife benighted and without a torch. They contacted us and informed us that they had room for them in their tents and would point them in the right direction in the morning. They had suffered no injuries so we left them to it. They were reported missing from their Grasmere Guest House at 10am the following day, by which time they were well on their way down. Lesson to be learned? Take a torch!

Incident Report #6 1987

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.

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Incident Report #40 1986

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.

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Incident Report #32 1985

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.

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Incident Report #24 1979

The Team went to the assistance of a 13 year old boy from Gerrards Cross, Bucks., who was suffering from exhaustion. The rest of the group carried this boy "piggy back" to half way down Rossett Ghyll.
Footnote: The journey attempted with this young boy was far too much — his condition proved it.
Weather Conditions: Cold, Rain, Low Mist, Wet Ground.

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