An experieniced and well-equipped walker (he asked me to point that out, since he was rather embarrassed at finding himself in need of our helped) slipped and sustained a lower leg injury. He was treated by team members and evacuated to Ambleside for onward transport to hospital by ambulance. Suggestions that his fall was caused by a tackle from behind by Wayne Rooney have yet to be corroborated, and in truth are unlikely to be....
We were requested to search this area by Keswick MRT. A man had phoned to say that he had become separated from his companions while crossing Greenup Edge, and despite trying, couldn't find his way down. He was able to tell us he was sitting in snow on a North West facing slope. He was eventually located descending with another party. Oddly, his friends(!) had got into a taxi in Grasmere and continued to Patterdale without him. At what time they would have reported him missing is anybodies guess!
A 21-year-old local student took a tumble while descending from a rock climb. He was reported as having fallen 100 metres. He had been unconscious, but his friend was helping him down. We treated his very obvious head injuries and shipped him off to hospital at Lancaster. He was later transferred to Preston for surgery on his depressed fractured skull.
Whilst collecting holly, a 58 year old man from Preston fell 15' from a tree. Team found the casualty being walked down, he was rather confused and drowsy. Possibly been unconscious for some time. Later revealed he sustained a hairline fracture to his skull.
A16 year old youth, who's friend had fallen and broken his leg walked down to Grasmere to raise the alarm. He could not read a map and had no idea where the casualty was on the fell. A helicopter from RAF Boulmer was called to assist and eventually found casualty at Far Easedale,